Great news! HB 2 is working! February 17, 2014Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, awesomeness, Basics, contraception, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, Society, Victory.
HB 2 was the bill passed in special session in the Texas Legislature last summer that imposed several significant limits on abortion. These include a ban on abortion after 20 weeks and a requirement that abortionists have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where he is murdering children, in case of complications for the mother.
In an early success for the bill, a Houston area abortionist who had failed to attain these privileges, but who continued on performing child murder, has now lost his medical license, as has the facility where he performed abortions:
Breaking news: The Texas Medical Board has revoked the license of Houston physician Theodore M. Herring, Jr., M.D. for performing 268 abortions from Nov. 2013 through Feb. 2014 without holding admitting privileges at a local hospital, as required under HB 2.
The Department of State Health Services has also revoked the license of the abortion facility because they did not have a doctor with local admitting privileges.
HB 2 is working.
This is not a suspension, it is a revocation. I don’t know what kind of recourse to appeal the abortionist has, but hopefully, this revocation will be permanent.
There is also the possibility that a Dallas area doctor is similarly performing abortions without these privileges. I can’t say which one, but it’s been reported and is being investigated. This doctor’s cited privileges do not appear to exist, in fact.
It seems some abortionists thought they would try to see if the state would really enforce the law. Another possibility is that they just don’t care, these are the utter bottom of the barrel in the medical profession, and if they can’t get privileges they figure they may as well make a few more tens of thousands of dollars performing abortions while hoping they don’t get caught. If they do, it’s no big loss to them because these guys couldn’t get any other kind of job as a doctor with their typically sordid histories.
It will be interesting to see how this all develops.