Unions protest 100m hospital donation - page 3

This pretty much sums it all up I understand that politics is jaded, and people are crazy and bitter. But this is absurd. If someone that I politically hated (im not really political but still)... Read More

  1. by   Kyrshamarks
    Quote from toomuchbaloney

    If you are unaware that poverty and geography can limit a woman's access to reproductive health care I again refer you to Texas.
    Do you even live in Texas? Have you ever lived here? As a Texan I find this comment offensive and false. Before dispairaging Texas i suggest you live here a bit. You might just be a bit surprised how great of a State we really are. Furthermore our politicians here represent the will of the voters here in Texas.
  2. by   toomuchbaloney
    Texas Reproductive Health Cuts Deny Women Access to Care - Bloomberg

    About a quarter of state-funded family-planning clinics in Texas’s Lower Rio Grande Valley closed after funding was cut in 2011, forcing women to forgo breast exams, Pap smears and contraception, according to a report by an advocacy group.

    US appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

    Planned Parenthood, which had sued to block the restrictions, called the ruling "terrible" and said "safe and legal abortion will continue to be virtually impossible for thousands of Texas women to access."
    "The latest restrictions in Texas will force women to have abortions later in pregnancy, if they are able to get to a doctor at all," Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Votes, said in a statement.
    Some of the toughest restrictions in the U.S. on when, where and how women may obtain an abortion were approved last summer by the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature and Gov. Rick Perry.

    At least 19 clinics have shut down since the new law was approved and the 5th Circuit allowed the provisions on hospital-admitting privileges and abortion-inducing pills to take effect, leaving around 24 still open to serve a population of 26 million Texans. More closures could happen after the additional restrictions are in place.

    The provisions effectively shut down many abortion clinics in rural areas in Texas, a large state where hospitals are far removed from many clinics. The Texas Hospital Association, which represents more than 400 hospitals, called the restrictions unnecessary because women experiencing abortion complications already can go to a hospital emergency room and be treated.

    Texas' Family Planning Cuts Are A Human Rights 'Disaster': Report

    More than two years after conservative Texas legislators cut funding of family planning clinics by two-thirds, a report has revealed just how devastating the cuts have been for the welfare of many women who now no longer have access to contraceptives, pap smears, life-saving cancer treatments and other critical services.
    Specifically, the report, compiled by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) and the Center for Reproductive Rights, looks at how the cuts have affected one of the most under-served communities in one of the poorest areas in the state: Latina women living in the Rio Grande Valley, an impoverished area in South Texas that borders Mexico.

    I don't live in Texas, I live in the conservative Republican state of Alaska.
    I am sorry that you are offended by the legislative efforts of your leadership, but don't blame me. I just read the news relative to women's health care and reproductive rights. It is one of my areas of professional interest.
    So if your legislators are representing your will in these matters, so be it. I don't agree and I don't have to live there to have an opinion about what is happening.
  3. by   subee
    Quote from monkeybug
    But again, how is THIS ambulatory care center preventing anyone from abortion? Or birth control? Is every health care operation supposed to take care of this? Do you expect an orthopedic surgeon's office to provide murder on demand too? I know it's a crazy thought, but maybe this huge donation of money to health care is a good thing, even if you don't care for their beliefs.
    Oh good grief.
  4. by   OC_An Khe
    Could it be that the new ambulatory care center would remove jobs from the hospital? And maybe the "string" that is attached to that money is that the jobs would be non union? If you think that is not possible research the unfair labor practice strike at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in CT last year.

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