The Pros And Cons Of Abortion Options

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Moreover, T.R.A.P. laws require abortion providers to have special agreements with hospitals. These agreements are usually in the form of admitting privileges and hospitals base them off of how many patients the clinic is sending in per year (Gold, 2013). Since abortion clinics usually cannot meet these quotas designated by the hospitals to receive admitting privileges, the clinic will have to shut down. According to the Guttmacher Institute, “In practice, requiring admitting privileges effectively gives hospitals a veto power over abortion providers, and proponents of these kinds of restrictions know it and count on it.” (Gold, 2013). Another complication associated with these laws is that the clinics are often having these agreements with hospitals, which are the closet to them. In large rural states like Arizona, the clinic a women goes to have an abortion is likely to be far away from where she actually lives. In this situation, if the woman has complications after the …show more content…
laws and that it does not serve the health of women, but instead jeopardizes women’s health by restricting access to abortion providers.” (E, B. H., 2014). Before the Roe v. Wade decision, we saw how devastating it was to outlaw the right for women to have an abortion. In the article, “A selection from Doctors of Conscience,” the author describes the environment where abortions were illegal and the resulting consequences (Joffe, 2015). The author states around five-thousand women per year are estimated to have died from illegal abortions and thousands more were injured. History has shown women will go to extreme lengths to receive an abortion even to the point of risking their own lives. Even with the current TRAP laws creating barriers for poor women, most still find a way to raise the money in order to afford the procedure (Boonstra,

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