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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 04:36 PM
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House votes to ban funding of abortion training
Sun, 05/29/2011 - 3:58pm PA_Lady
Seriously.

By a 234-182 vote, the House of Representatives passed an amendment last Wednesday, sponsored by Virginia Foxx (R-NC) that would prohibit teaching hospitals from receiving federal funding if they teach doctors how to perform abortions.

Yes, you read that right. Residents would no longer learn how to "perform abortions," not if their facility wants to continue receiving federal funding for training physicians. The anti-women movement might be forced to concede exceptions for rape, incest, or danger to maternal health, but those can be safely ignored if no one knows how to perform those procedures.

Now, in typical Republican fashion, they've gone and passed this... this ... monstrosity, without considering the larger implications.

Yes, preventing a resident from learning to perform a D&C (dilation and curettage) or D&X (dilation and extraction) means they will not be qualified to perform abortions.

However. It also means that future physicians will not have the training needed to save women's lives in an emergency.

more
http://www.correntewire.com/house_bans_funding_abortion...

If you want a reminder of why we need Doctors with this training please read this woman's story:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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individual rights Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 04:47 PM
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1. What implications...? It will never see the light of day in the Senate.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 04:54 PM
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2. Idiocy has implications, even if it doesn't get this law passed.
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