Federal Court Deals Blow to Planned Parenthood’s War on Women

Who do you think cares more about women: someone who puts their health and safety above all else or someone who places making money over the health of women?

Now let me ask you which one you believe Planned Parenthood to be?

If you said the first one that places women’s health and safety above all else, then let me ask you another question: if Planned Parenthood is more concerned about women’s health, then why have they spent millions of dollars fighting all legislation that strives to make abortions safer than they are today?

Supposedly Roe v. Wade was passed to make abortion safer for women so they didn’t have to turn to back-alley butchers with coat hangers.  If that were true, then why have we seen so many reports of women needing to be sent to hospitals and others dying from the hands of abortion doctors that can’t even get hospital admitting privileges?

Planned Parenthood’s latest legal fight against women’s safety took place in Texas.  The Texas legislature passed HB2 which requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital and that the abortion inducing drug RU-486, also known by some as the morning after pill, be administered in strict accordance to FDA guidelines.  The moment Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed his name to HB2, making it Texas law, Planned Parenthood filed a legal challenge against the new law.

The case was heard before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals who just ruled that HB2 is legal and Texas has the right to enforce it.  In the court’s decision, Judge Edith Jones wrote:

“Planned Parenthood conceded that at least 210 women in Texas annually must be hospitalized after seeking an abortion. Witnesses on both sides further testified that some of the women who are hospitalized after an abortion have complications that require an Ob/Gyn specialist’s treatment.”

The unanimous decision by the three judges on the 5th Circuit, all of whom are women, stated:

“[HB 2] reduces the risk that abortion patients will be subjected to woefully inadequate treatment.”

Planned Parenthood didn’t deny that the current abortion industry is dangerous to women.  They admitted to the facts in court.  They argued that HB2 would drastically reduce the chance of a woman getting a legal abortion in the state.  But ask yourself why so many abortion doctors are unable to obtain hospital admitting privileges?

I know of at least one incident here in the northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area that one abortion doctor not only was not able to obtain hospital admitting privileges, but he also had problems keeping his medical license in general.

So why isn’t Planned Parenthood taking steps to insure that their abortion doctors are fully qualified and able to obtain hospital privileges?  If women’s health and safety are as important as they claim, they should be spending their millions on improving their system rather than fighting others who are fighting for women’s health and safety.  So who is really waging a war on women, Planned Parenthood or the state of Texas?