Is An Inspection Once Every Two Years Too High a Price to Pay for Safety?
Some abortion advocates say “yes.”
Let’s try a thought experiment:
Pretend that you are a pro-abortion activists. You regularly and publicly argue for the necessity of legal abortion as a matter of public health and the personal safety of women. Abortion saves lives, you contend. You are convinced can’t take a chance with women’s health and so we must allow abortion clinics to function safely and legally.
Given this, let us further suppose that someone offers a public policy proposal in the interest of public health that all facilities performing more than 10 abortions each years should be licensed as “clinics” and inspected at least once every two years.
What do you think your response would be?
1) “This is a sensible measure which help keep women safe from unscrupulous cut-rate medical practitioners looking to take advantage of a vulnerable situation. It only makes sense that a facility performing such an important procedure be licensed and inspected. After all, women’s health is a stake.”
2)” It is an outrage that these facilities would be inspected once every two years! Women’s health is too important, inspections must be more frequent to make sure facilities are safe.”
3)”This is crazy! The only way legal abortion can function is totally unregulated–unlike every other form of medicine. Any safeguard is merely an attempt to limit choice and destroy lives.”
Not sure of the answer? Stay tuned to find out.