Pros And Cons Of T. R. A. Laws

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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. …show more content…
In this situation, if the woman has complications after the abortion she will likely be at home and be taken to a hospital near her home rather than the hospital near the clinic (Gold, 2013). According to Patricia Gross of Planned Parenthood Arizona, the distances mean that requiring a hospital agreement “serves no useful purpose.” Since these laws have no practical purpose for ensuring the health of the patient, it becomes clear that this type of T.R.A.P. law is designed only to make it difficult for abortion clinics to operate. According to the article, “Abortion Debates,” these types of TRAP laws have caused over 70 abortion clinics in 30 states to either close their doors or stop offering abortions (Wanlund, 2014). After looking at the various types of T.R.A.P. laws and seeing how they are implemented in our society, it is clear that they have an ulterior motive to close abortion clinics statewide. The most obvious evidence of this ulterior motive is that these laws are trying to help a problem that does not even exist (E, B. H.,

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