The Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Planned Parenthood of an Arkansas law that requires doctors who provide so-called “abortion pills” to have a contract with another physician who has admitting privileges at a hospital and would agree to handle and treat any complications. Planned Parenthood argued that this will put an “undue burden” on women seeking medically-induced abortions.
There are two such drugs, one that makes it hard for the fetus to attach to the uterine wall and another that causes the body to expel the fetus, similar to a miscarriage. Wait, so the result of taking these pills is similar to a miscarriage, and Planned Parenthood wants doctors to be able to hand them out when they aren’t prepared to get the woman into a hospital quickly if there are any complications? Is it really an “undue burden” to expect doctors who prescribe risky drugs to have some plan in effect for treating the possible complications? Or does Planned Parenthood think there’s no such thing as a miscarriage with complications? Otherwise, it’s hard to understand how an organization that claims to be all about protecting women’s health would willingly expose women to something that risky without a medical back-up plan in place.
Well, it’s hard to understand unless the organization claims to be all about women’s health but is really more concerned with performing as many abortions as possible.