One of the reasons given for legalizing abortion was so that it could be done by doctors, rather than less qualified practitioners. (Although the Gosnell case revealed that being is physician is no guarantee of quality.) Given that a driving argument behind abortion was to put women in the hands of medical professionals, there’s something deeply ironic about the recently passed bill in California handing abortion back to practitioners who aren’t doctors. I get leting midwives and nurse practitioners do abortions, but physicians’ assistants? Really? In my admittedly limited experience, PAs take temperatures, write notes in charts, rub in unguents, and generally do the stuff that LVN’s (who are less trained than RN’s) consider beneath them. But they’re going to be allowed to do abortions?
I know that Hillary is going to look Americans in the face when she runs for president and boast that she’s committed to keeping abortion safe, rare, and legal. Well, at least she and her fellow Progressives will be telling the truth about the “legal” part.