Friday, August 17, 2012

Abortion Biz Closes in Knoxville, Tennessee; Can’t Comply With Law

An abortion business in Knoxville, Tennessee is closing because it can’t comply with a law to ensure women receive emergency medical care in case an abortion goes wrong and their life and health are at risk.
Deb Walsh, owner of Knoxville’s Volunteer Women’s abortion facility, commented its closing.
“I found out last night that I will have to close Volunteer Women’s Medical Clinic, effective today,” she said. “A law that went into effect July 1st 2012 called “The Life Defense Act,” made it illegal for our local, Board Certified OB-GYN physician to perform abortions in our fully licensed Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center.”
“The law requires Drs. Who perform abortions to have local hospital admitting privileges,” she added. “I’ve been able to keep the doors open and the phone staff working up until this week. We’ve been working on legal remedies, injunction, etc., but I was unable to bridge the financial gap of paying the monthly lease and operating expenses without knowing when we could resume seeing patients.”


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