By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
The recent Supreme Court decision overturning safety guidelines for abortion facilities in Texas claimed that the law might cut down on women's access to abortion.
Now we see speculation about Planned Parenthood opening a facility on Cape Cod because Cape women do not have access. As you can see in this article, Planned Parenthood claims women have to go to Boston or Providence for abortions. I guess Planned Parenthood only allows women to go to Planned Parenthood facilities.
After Laura Hope Smith died because of negligence by an abortionist, the only facility on the Cape closed in 2008.
Dr. Rapin Osathanondh lost his medical license and was sentenced to six months in prison after he pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Laura Hope Smith, whose heart stopped while under anesthesia.
In 2007, before it was closed, the clinic performed about 80 abortions a month, and it was not unusual to see 30 patients in a day, according to Marilyn Turner, who managed the clinic from 1989, when it opened, to January 2007.
Meanwhile, since then the facility in Attleboro, which is less than 60 miles from the Cape, has shown an increase of around 1,000 abortions.
Photo: By U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, photographer not specified or unknown [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.