Good question: Does Planned Parenthood have something to hide?
Friday, April 27, 2018
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)
The usual suspects are working hard to have Indiana's new abortion clinic law thrown out.
On March 25, Governor Eric Holcomb signed the bill (SEA 340) into law, one designed to provide transparency into the abortion industry. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have filed suit to have the law tossed – but Mike Fichter of Indiana Right to Life says it's a commonsense measure.
"This new law in Indiana simply requires that women who are injured by abortion that those injuries are reported to the state," he explains to OneNewsNow. "The patient's information is kept confidential, but the state wants to know who ... the doctors who are injuring these women so that the state can step in and hopefully prevent this from happening in the future."
But the abortion industry, according to Fichter, objects "in order to cover up its mistakes." Planned Parenthood, he points out, "likes to claim that abortions never harm women – [so] if that was the case, why do they oppose this commonsense law? Their lawsuit begs the question: Does Planned Parenthood have something to hide?"
Another provision of the law, says the pro-lifer, is designed to keep the bad actors out of the state.
"The law in Indiana simply says that if you're trying to apply for an abortion clinic license in Indiana, the state wants to know if you've been convicted of a felony in other states," says Fichter. "The state wants to know if you've had other abortion clinics closed because of health and safety violations."
In Fichter's opinion, that's information the state and abortion-minded women should have available. For example, Whole Woman's Health, a Texas-based chain of abortion clinics, has had run-ins with the state over health and safety issues and is now applying for a clinic license in South Bend, Indiana.
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