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Letters to the Editor

Stand clarified

June 30, 2011

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To the editor:

In the June 27 Associated Press article, “Abortion clinic regulations get more detailed,” Kansas abortion opponents misrepresent the National Abortion Federation’s Clinical Policy Guidelines (CPGs) in their attempts to justify the state’s new onerous and unnecessary abortion regulations.

Our CPGs are evidence-based and set the standard for quality abortion care in North America.

The Kansas regulations, on the other hand, do not ensure safe patient care. By imposing numerous and unreasonable rules on abortion providers — including dictating the room temperature and exact sizes of cabinets and janitorial closets — they just make it more difficult for abortion providers to remain open and for women to access the abortion care they need.

Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures provided in the United States due in large part to the skill and expertise of abortion providers who offer high-quality care. There is no medical justification for imposing new regulations on abortion providers in Kansas, and certainly nothing in our CPGs to support targeting abortion providers in this way.

The new Kansas regulations are politically motivated and are not about ensuring that abortion care is “safe.” They are about ensuring that abortion care is non-existent.

Comments

Cant_have_it_both_ways 2 years, 9 months ago

The guy that had a couple of beers intends on killing no one. The woman that goes to an abortion clinic went there for the very reason of killing someone.

Lets see, if you need a lock out device for DUI, would it be fair to say, while they are in there digging out the kid, you get spade. Lets call getting spade a "Lock out device" for unwanted babies. I don't want to hear rape or incest arguments, these are different.

Isn't it a wonderful world when you can pass judgment on someone else, while things that benefit you are just fine?

You cant have it both ways.

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Bob Forer 2 years, 9 months ago

To those of you who are against abortions, the answer is simple: don't have one. And as a man who will never have to face an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy, what a woman does with her body is none of my damned business.

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somedude20 2 years, 9 months ago

OK, you don't like abortion and I agree, what is to like other than it is a personal choice for her or them not anyone else. You say to be careful, that abortion is not needed but then you cut the funding for birth control resources which (as I hope you know) that BC helps to eliminate the need of an abortion by stopping the egg and cream from mixing and making a fetus. If you are a fan of math, let me give you a problem No access to BC + No access to get an abortion = http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/jun... Yeah, I bet your mythical god will love that!

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Getaroom 2 years, 9 months ago

rtwngr, sounds like you feel you are standing high on the mountain of morality. You better step down a fair bit, it seems you have gone deaf from the altitude. Narrow minded does as narrow minded is.

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rtwngr 2 years, 9 months ago

If you don't like it, too bad. We don't like the "murder for money" that you all seem to justify under human rights. What a joke! You allow the dismembering of a child in the womb and then lecture us? Sorry, there is no moral high ground here on which you can stand.

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Peter Macfarlane 2 years, 9 months ago

I always love it when conservatives (read that as Republicans) talk about the need for less regulation and control over the lives of individuals. This is one of many instances where they are definitely more controlling than the Democrats.

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Roland Gunslinger 2 years, 9 months ago

But... but... but we know that square footage equals safe and sanitary!

An procedure room of 149 square feet is in no way safe or sanitary... but one that is 150 square feet is. Duh!

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