Idaho Planned Parenthood Sues to Let Non-Licensed People Perform Abortions

A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New York August 31, 2015. Picture taken August 31, 2015. To match Insight USA-PLANNEDPARENTHOOD/ REUTERS/Lucas Jackson – RTX1RKFV

Planned Parenthood of Idaho has sued the state in attempt to allow non-medical doctors to perform abortions.

“The lawsuit filed December 14 by the abortion company and Seattle-based feminist group Legal Voice argues that an Idaho law requiring that a licensed physician perform abortions is unconstitutional” according to LifeSiteNews.

Legal Voice portrays itself as a women’s rights group in all aspects of life, focusing primarily the abortion issue. As if abortions weren’t dangerous enough, the group has taken it upon themselves to challenge the state law that required Medical Doctors to perform abortions.

The group and Planned Parenthood are bringing forth legislation that would allow “medical professionals” such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurse midwives to provide abortions. Seven states plus D.C. already allow non-physicians to perform abortions, many of which also allow partial-birth abortions, according to Guttmacher.

According to LifeSiteNews, a plaintiff in the case, Mary Stark who previously lived in Idaho is currently a nurse practitioner in Oregon and expresses her disapproval with the lack of abortion availability in Idaho. Stark is dismayed with the idea that abortions are not readily available every day of the week in any of the five abortion factories across the state.

In referencing a ‘woman’ in need of an immediate abortion, Stark states:  “The woman would have to decide, ‘Can I rearrange my life around that one day or do I have to continue this pregnancy?’”  Being that Stark is a nurse practitioner in Oregon – where she can legally perform select abortions – that apparently gives her the credibility to petition the Idaho legislator to change its state laws.

Interestingly, the pro-abortion side advocates that abortion is a “medical procedure”, yet are now pushing that it be performed by those under-qualified to do so. The lack of safety precautions on abortions being pushed by Planned Parenthood illuminates their overall goal: money making.

Allowing ineligible personnel to perform abortions is a sure fire way to lead to the creation of Gosnell clinics across the map. And let’s not forget the lack of reporting regulations nationally required on botched abortions. The compilation of these medical safety red flags in the abortion procedure that the pro-death side is trying to administer is concerning for the health of women.