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At Flagstaff clinic, women seeking abortions told to go to Phx

A nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood’s clinic in Flagstaff says patients sometimes break down and cry when they hear the news: If they want abortions, they now have to travel to Phoenix for a 15-minute consultation with a doctor and then stay overnight to have the procedure. It’s an expense that some can’t afford, and no other facility in the area provides abortions.
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Oct 4, 2011, 11:18 am
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Small minds have short memories…regarding the horrendous effects of black-market abortions, which were a fact of life - and death- for too many women prior to the Supreme Court’s determination regarding Roe vs. Wade in 1973, almost 50 years ago, that rendered abortion a LEGAL procedure, that a consenting woman could obtain Legally from a Legal practitioner.
Perhaps the proponents of this new legislation should have been required to view graphic information before they could vote regarding the many deaths, maimings and late-term back-alley illegal abortions that this new legislation- that is obviously focused upon the spurious notion that a dirth of legal providers will equal a dirth of abortions- will instigate? Obviously they care little for the lives of those most greatly affected by their determination to impose their personal morality on the private rights of individual women, who only seek a lawful personal procedure.

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