Ordinance Targeting Doctors Who Perform Abortions

By Peter Neumann

Ordinance Targeting Doctors Who Perform Abortions

June 18, 2010 Updated Sep 12, 2008 at 5:28 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - A Fort Wayne health care network says it
will grant hospital privileges to qualified abortion doctors if Allen County officials pass a measure that opponents say is aimed at restricting women's access to the procedure.

Allen County's commissioners are considering proposal which
would require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting
privileges at a hospital in the county. Supporters say the
ordinance would improve patient safety.

If the ordinance passes, Parkview Health says it will grant
admitting privileges to the doctors, provided they meet the rest of
the hospital's criteria.

Last month, southwestern Indiana's Vanderburgh County was the
first in the state to pass a measure similar to the one being
considered in Allen County.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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