Monday, November 08, 2010

Is this a big deal?

‘Emergency Situation,’ Illegal Abortionists Uncovered at Only North Dakota Abortion Clinic : Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, ND, is evidently using two abortionists whose state medical licenses had lapsed.

Is this a big deal? It's a big enough deal that if one of them were to have a patient die, that patient's death would be counted as an illegal abortion death by the Centers for Disease Control, just as they counted Myrta Baptiste as an illegal abortion death, even though Myrta's abortion had been performed in an openly operating facility, because Orlando Zaldivar's license was inactive at the time.

On the one hand, you can say, "Well, they were actively licensed in other states, so they are no doubt qualified, and it was just a paperwork oversight." Yeah, and letting drugs expire is a paperwork oversight. Failing to get your equipment inspected so that you know it's safe is a paperwork oversight. Do you really want to trust your life to a place that can't even keep track of whether or not their doctors are licensed?

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