Thereby very likely INCREASING the cost paid out through medicaid and government employee insurance by endangering women's lives and forcing them to drive 400 miles for treatment?
Is putting someone's religion into law worth the extra expense and cost to human safety?
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Texas' anti-abortion bill is a catch 22 by design, it will force health clinics to be affiliated with a surgical center, then makes it illegal for hospitals to affiliate with a health clinic. The clinics will be required by law to shut down, even if they do more pap smears, mamograms and bc prescriptions than abortions - even if they've NEVER done an abortion, but offer counseling. Only 5 existing centers that meet the criteria will be allowed to stay open - all located in 3 major cities. Anyone outside those cities will have to drive to them, 400 miles or more, just to have an exam or get (no longer low cost when you acct for gas money) birth control.Answer Question
Answer by Ballad at 4:20 PM on Jul. 7, 2013
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