The public health vacuum created by the Supreme Court, says Clarke D. Forsythe in today’s column, will continue to threaten the lives and health of women and enable more Kermit Gosnells to operate “house of horrors” clinics:
Because the Justices foolishly believed that abortion had few risks, and that abortion providers should have complete discretion to decide how to perform abortions in the first trimester, the Justices said that state and local officials could not regulate them in the first trimester. . . . Forty years after Gosnell opened his clinic, the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to approve health and safety regulations governing first- or second-trimester abortions, leaving many women exposed to unnecessary risks.
Read the full column here.