The Oklahoma Senate, in a 34 to 9 vote, and the Oklahoma House, in a 60 to 8 vote, each passed a bill that requires abortionists to have “admitting privileges” to a hospital within 30 miles of their abortion clinics.
On May 29, 2014 Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed the new bill into law. The law states the “The operation of an unlicensed facility will be considered a felony, and any reckless violation of the measure, or its standards, will be considered a felony. Any violation of the measure may result in a civil penalty or a fine not to exceed $25,000.”
Oklahoma joins Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Missouri in this effort. Recently, North Dakota, Kansas, Tennessee and Utah passed similar laws as well. Wisconsin’s law is pending while the abortionists continue to object.
These laws were enacted in response to a recent case surrounding the grotesque abrogation of the Hippocratic Oath, “to abstain from doing harm”, by Philadelphia abortionist, Dr. Kermit Gosnell.
This monster killed and maimed his clients and butchered live-birth babies from botched abortions by clipping their spinal cords with a scissor. To quote from the Report of the Grand Jury, Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania: (Be warned. This is not easy to read).
When the team members entered the clinic, they were appalled, describing it to the Grand Jury as ‘filthy,’ ‘deplorable,’ ‘disgusting,’ ‘very unsanitary, very outdated, horrendous,’ and ‘by far, the worst’ that these experienced investigators had ever encountered. There was blood on the floor. A stench of urine filled the air. A flea-infested cat was wandering through the facility, and there were cat feces on the stairs. Semi-conscious women scheduled for abortions were moaning in the waiting room or the recovery room, where they sat on dirty recliners covered with blood-stained blankets. All the women had been sedated by unlicensed staff – long before Gosnell arrived at the clinic – and staff members could not accurately state what medications or dosages they had administered to the waiting patients. Many of the medications in inventory were past their expiration dates… surgical procedure rooms were filthy and unsanitary… resembling ‘a bad gas station restroom.’ Instruments were not sterile. Equipment was rusty and outdated. Oxygen equipment was covered with dust, and had not been inspected. The same corroded suction tubing used for abortions was the only tubing available for oral airways if assistance for breathing was needed…”
Fetal remains [were] haphazardly stored throughout the clinic– in bags, milk jugs, orange juice cartons, and even in cat-food containers… Gosnell admitted to Detective Wood that at least 10 to 20 percent… were probably older than 24 weeks [the legal limit]… In some instances, surgical incisions had been made at the base of the fetal skulls. The investigators found a row of jars containing just the severed feet of fetuses. In the basement, they discovered medical waste piled high. The intact 19-week fetus delivered by Mrs. Mongar three months earlier was in a freezer. In all, the remains of 45 fetuses were recovered … at least two of them, and probably three, had been viable.”
In 2013, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 73, was sentenced to 30 years in jail.
This horrific aberration developed in Philadelphia because for 16 years, from 1995 to 2011, the State of Pennsylvania had back-to-back abortion rights, pro-choice, governors – Tom Ridge (R) and Ed Rendell (D).
According to Michael Geer of the PA Family Institute, “In 15 years, not a single abortion clinic was inspected by the state. That was a decision made at the highest levels of the Ridge and Rendell administrations.”
The Grand Jury Report goes on to support Mr. Geer’s statement when it states that the health department under Gov. Ridge, “decided, for political reasons, to stop inspecting abortion clinics”, believing that “inspections would be putting a barrier to women seeking abortion.”
Barriers? Well, we can see how that worked out! Torturous deaths of infants and mothers.
To preempt the possibility of more deaths, and abuse, American states are instituting those same “barriers” Gov. Ridge sought to avoid. Barriers to protect young women and their unborn children from the very same butchers, and back alley abortionists, that Roe vs. Wade promised to eliminate, by bringing abortion into the light of day.
Obviously, that hasn’t worked either, mainly because abortion is a profound violation of God’s laws, a horrific endeavor and only devilish people are drawn to this evil practice. The results are almost predictable. The vicious act of aborting an innocent new life will always be swamped with death and destruction, and making it legal will not change a thing.
Oklahoma’s new law has fared better than Wisconsin’s, as its new law was recently put on hold by a federal judge while the two sides hash it out. But, despite the testimony against the law by non-Christians, Wisconsin AMS abortion clinic director, and radical second-wave feminist Wendie Ashlock and Planned Parenthood Medical Director and radical feminist Dr. Kathy King, the state will likely prevail.
Wisconsin State attorneys on this case espouse that the new law promotes a “thorough evaluation of abortion providers’ competency, ensures continuity of care if a woman develops complications requiring a hospital visit and prevents providers from abandoning their patients.” How can anyone, but a radical, second-wave feminist, argue with its intent?
Texan Kay Mitchel, the director of medical staff services at Houston Methodist Hospital and Texas Medical Center agrees with the intent of the new state laws and the implementation of their barriers when she talks about Texas’s new law, “So, although the process can seem a little bit daunting and quite lengthy, it’s a very important element in patient safety. The medical staff and board of directors at Houston Methodist Hospital require practitioners to document extensive qualifications. For example, we require verification of education, training, board certification, valid license, explanation of any malpractice claim history and we must do that with sufficient adequacy to assure that any patient will receive the highest level of care.”
We can all admire Oklahoma’s, pro-life, Governor Mary Fallin for her steadfastness in support of these tiny children who deserve to live in the world God created for them. Gov. Fallin is an inspiration to us all. I hope her actions inspire other influential politicians to follow her lead.