Should abortion facilities have to follow the same standards as other medical clinics?
If you thought the answer to that, regardless of your views on abortion, should be “duh,” you’d be wrong.
In fact, we had quite the spirited debate on PBS’s “To The Contrary” this week about that. A provision in a Texas law passed in 2013 states “minimum standards for an abortion facility must be equivalent to the minimum standards adopted for ambulatory surgical centers.”
And what are such standards? According to documents of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals now hearing the challenge to the Texas law: