It's a TRAP! Abortion Laws Have Women Paying Price


by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 5, 2013 | Views: 118 | Score: 0
States with TRAP lawsRequire Abortion Facilities/Physicians to have Irrelevant Connections to Local HospitalApply restrictions to private physicians performing abortions in their private practicesSurgical-level standards even for facilities only providing medication abortions (versus surgical)Compulsory waiting period before AbortionState-mandated pre-abortion counseling
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States with TRAP Requirements that...
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Anthony Sibley (AJ)
Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 5, 2013 11:19 PM said:

More than half of U.S. states have enacted laws instituting onerous requirements ostensibly for health safety called Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP). While TRAP proponents argue these regulations are necessary to ensure that abortion clinics have hospital-level facilities, less than .3% of abortion patients require hospitalization. The chance of dying from childbirth is 14x that of abortion. Moreover, the risk associated with abortion is no greater for out-of-hospital procedures than for those performed in a hospital.

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Anonymous on Aug 1, 2013 1:03 PM said:

Maternal mortality is extremely low in Ireland, where abortion is severely restricted. Perhaps the high rate of maternal mortality noted in the caption to this chart is a result of the high rate of abortion in the United States, where every state has a far higher rate of abortion than Ireland has.

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Aug 2, 2013 12:42 AM said:

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