Can the County commissioners be duped? The answer to that question will be forthcoming as the County Commissioners recover from discovering that a local anti-choice – otherwise known as pro-lifers – group and its attorney, Jim Howard, tried to slide one through on them. Howard has drafted an ordinance that purportedly protects the health and safety of individuals who have surgery on an out patient basis.
But as the Commissioners learned, strangely enough, the proposal before the commissioners would require doctors who perform certain gynecological-related outpatient procedures to have admitting privileges at a hospital in the county.
The procedures listed include tubal ligation/sterilization, uterine endometrial ablations, dilation and curettages (with or without suction), and dilation and extraction. What? No procedures included that protect all those other males and females not having gynecological-related outpatient procedures?
Here is the link to the ordinance:
Notice that the procedures listed are specific only to women – sorry guys, you don’t merit enough concern to fall under the ordinance.
Look for the group to retool the ordinance to include all procedures in order to ram through the gynecological-related procedures. So much for anti-choice proponents caring about all patients who undergo outpatient surgeries.