Friday, November 1, 2013

Judge in Texas Partly Rejects Abortion Law

Week 9 Article #1

1. Eric Eckholm. October 28, 2013. Judge in Texas Partly Rejects Abortion Law. New York Times

2.  Category: Healthcare

3.  Level: State (Texas)

4. This article concerns: 
A federal judge blocked a very important part of the state's restrictive abortion law, it would have required doctors performing the procedure to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

5. This affects families/individuals:
This affects many women who are seeking an abortion because many need to resort to terminating their pregnancy due to many factors and now there are a lot of limitations as to what can be done and when and how as well.

6. What are your views?
I believe this is plain silly when the government tries to tell what we can or can't do with terminating pregnancies. Many women are either not mentally or financially able to go through it, many were either raped or many have their own personal reasons. I find it very shocking to see this happening and how we are trying many ways to make it difficult for women to get this procedure done.
The article states: "Doctors described a professional consensus that nonsurgical medication abortions were safe and effective through nine weeks of pregnancy, and with a lower dosage than that used in the earliest trials. They said the Texas law’s mandate that doctors use the protocol approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000, which approved the use of higher doses through only seven weeks of pregnancy, would expose women to unnecessary risk."

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