by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat
- The Arkansas Legislature has overridden Gov. Beebe’s veto of the state’s 20-week abortion ban.
- An Alabama health committee heard testimony on legislation to regulate abortion clinics. One ob/gyn noted some of the problems created by circuit-riding abortionists:
Matt Phillips, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Montgomery, spoke in favor of the bill and said the hospital privileges were an important requirement.
“In these botched abortions, when the patient is in trouble, it’s usually at night,” Phillips said. “The abortionist has already gone back to their own town. Then the patient arrives at the ER, unattended. In that case, oftentimes, we’re called to the ER to clean up the mess. Now I don’t mind cleaning up the mess because I took a Hippocratic Oath to take care of people. But it’s good care to be able to stay and take care of your patients.”