Maine Could Allow Non-Doctor Abortions [PHIL-OSOPHY]
Have you noticed, as more and more states pass measures tightening abortion laws, other states are making abortions more and more accessible?
In California, nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physicians' assistants who complete special training are able to perform abortions. The officials on the left coast say they are working to make abortion services a human right and not a privilege.
Planned Parenthood sued the state of Idaho so people other than doctors can perform abortions in an effort to increase abortion access. Their lawsuit argues the Idaho law allowing only licensed physicians to perform abortions is "unconstitutional." Were you aware that New Hampshire and Vermont allow certain non-physicians to perform abortions?
Now the state of Maine is considering the same. There's a pending federal lawsuit seeking to strike down a 40-year-old Maine law preventing non-doctors from performing abortions. And what's the reason for this? Planned Parenthood and other abortion supporters claim there's a "shortage" of doctors in rural areas, and other healthcare professionals should be able to perform abortions as well.
Why don't they just call this proposal "From Womb to Tomb?" Every day in the United States, 3,500 unborn human beings are aborted.
Some consider this a triumph for women's rights. I think it's a violation of human rights.
Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.