The SCOTUS ruling on the Texas and Texas style abortion laws came out this week. As could be predicted they struck down the law.
The basic premise of the law is that in order to preform abortions in Texas and any of the states who copied the law, abortion providers had to meet a more stringent set of guidelines for the procedure. These guidelines included things like: sanitary operating facilities, proper medical equipment and supplies being available during the procedure, and the doctors who preform the abortions being required to have admitting privileges at the nearest hospital to the clinic.
The abortionists were screaming that this substantially restricted their customers ability to get an abortion. The court sided with them.
None of that is true. People seeking abortions still had access to clinics. They just weren't able to get the procedure preformed at price that maximized the abortion clinics profits. All of those little things, like proper medical sanitation, equipment, emergency triage supplies, cost money. That cost has to be paid by somebody.
Making doctors have admission privileges to the local hospital served one purpose. It ensured that in the event of complications arising from the procedure, the doctor would be able to facilitate immediate admission to the hospital. It also did something else. It screened out doctors who, for whatever reason, could get a license to practice medicine, but whose medical proficiency was in doubt. Hospitals can evaluate a doctors skill set, their malpractice insurance and other criteria when determining who they are going to grant admission privileges to. They don't have to let anyone with a medical license admit patients.
Which is why some of the abortion clinics were closing. On one hand they had doctors whose skills as medical practitioners were so poor they couldn't get admission privileges. On the other, the laws were improving the medical facilities and increasing the cost.
SCOTUS would rather have women get abortions in substandard clinics, provided by people with substandard medical skills, at a price that maximizes the providers profit margin, than slow down the death camps. I saw an article stating that there are 69 black babies aborted for every white baby.
Democrats. The more things change, the more they stay the same.