Pennsylvania Passes Bill That Could Shut Down Its Abortion Clinics

Though the moral to the horrible story of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Pennsylvania doctor charged with killing a woman and several babies, is that women should have access to safe and legal abortions, anti-choice lawmakers in the state have successfully used the case to do the exact opposite. Yesterday the Pennsylvania House passed SB 732, which would require that state abortion clinics meet unreasonable building and staff requirements to stay in business. The bill has the support of the Senate and the governor is likely to sign it into law. Pennsylvanians for Choice says the measure could close, "most, if not all, of the 20 nonhospital-based clinics in Pennsylvania" — unless of course, they're all able to install elevators, double the size of procedure rooms, and have nurses present during every exam.

Earlier: Pennsylvania Lawmakers Use Murderous Doctor To Justify Back-Door Abortion Ban