and he is for smaller government and will need more public workers to do this.
it just gets bigger.
I am fine with the inspections, and needing to get licensed. However, there
should not be any ADDITIONAL monetary items because the majority of people do
not morally agree with abortions. They are legal in the United States, and
should be covered the same as other elective procedures that anybody else can
Inspections? Certainly, as along as every other clinic or hospital in Utah is
equally inspected. Additional monetary charges? Certainly, as long as every
other clinic or hospital in Utah is equally burdened.If the issue is
health as opposed to political pandering, treat (and burden) all health-related
facilities the same. If the issue is political pandering as opposed to health,
then don't burden any of them any further.
Wait, I thought it was the evil Democrats who wanted Government to run/oversee
the health care system?The hypocrisy of the Republican party has no
end. Talk a big game about how government should stay out of Americans lives,
yet pick and choose their special interests where the Government should have an
even bigger role?
While I would hope my daughters would never be faced with the decision of
abortion, I wish Rep. Wimmer would spend his enegy focusing on the need for
prevention. The Republicans complain about the high costs of the services
provided to the poor through Medicaid. This bill can and will continue to
create people and especially children needing these services. These types of
bills are just to keep his name out there. I hope that the medical community
stands up and says enough already.
I agree with majority of the post's here. Keeping the clinics sanitary? Of
course. We wouldn't want people to use metal coat hangers to
preform abortions in alleyways... such was the case before abortion
became legal in America in 1973. 38 years later, many try to
undermine the ability to preform abortion, though it is perfectly legal. I most agree with resident though. To prevent unwanted abortions, one
simply needs to focus on the PREVENTION of unwated pregnancy. I
would say that abstinance, is not working. "Study Casts Doubt
on Abstinence-Only Programs, (Washington Post 4/14/07): A long-awaited national
study has concluded that abstinence-only sex education, a cornerstone of the
Bush administration's social agenda, does not keep teenagers from having sex.
Neither does it increase or decrease the likelihood that if they do have sex,
they will use a condom." Also to support my claim? Let's just
look a pop culture... Bristol Palin. Educate. Your.
Children. Keeping children ignorant does NOT prevent them making
mistakes. Placing blame ON said children for making mistakes, when you work to
keep them ignorant... is, to me, the fault of the parent.
So we have elected officials who are pushing bills through like an official
state gun and a law to protect Utah women against something that ISN'T a
problem? How do they keep getting re-elected?? Isn't there bigger issues they
could be addressing like education? Maybe unemployment? Just a thought.
Planned Parenthood receives over $320 Million from taxpayers each year. The
tax-exempt "non-profit" netted $100 Million in net income last year
including revenue of over $120 Million directly from performing over 305,000
abortions. Increased inspections are absolutely warranted to an organization
that receives this kind of funding from taxpayers.I would recommend
more than just cleanliness inspections. Opinions on abortions being set
aside, Planned Parenthood's repeated behavior to cover up sexual abuse of young
girls and victims of sex trafficking is abominable. They are using federal
funding to violate federal laws, specifically laws to protect children from
sexual predators. I am not saying that Planned Parenthood should be
shut down, but let them create their own funding. Taxpayer dollars should not
be given to any organization that repeatedly and intentionally breaks the
federal laws. Planned Parenthood DOES provide some really good
services for women, but that doesn't negate their illegal actions. When wrongs
are committed against children (specifically the covering up of sexual abuse
against young girls) there really isn't much redemption.
Why, in this time of budget problems and decreased revenues, would our
legislature go out of their way to pass bills that may end up in court and
consume precious tax dollars?Where are the TEA partiers who want
their government to opperate efficiently and lower their taxes, when bills like
this are being debated?Stop wasting money and let the other states
like South Dakota fight these battles with their limited resources rather than
I agree with the other posters about the responsibility to educate their
children on these matters. Planned un-Parenthood is quite a scam in and of
itself (pressuring the abortion option instead of adoption is the norm). I am
frankly quite disgusted that they even exist and wish that the good services
they provide were more pronounced rather than an abortion mill.Rep.
Wimmer should focus on prevention and education. For the majority of woman, the
choice to have unprotected sex and control the consequences of being stupid in
the first place will prevent unwanted pregnancy. Don't have sex if you're going
to be so cavalier with creating life. If a woman has the right to make decisions
about her own body, then they should be intelligent enough to know their body
and when the can get pregnant and how to avoid it. We're not talking about rape
or incest (which is not the majority of these cases). We're talking about
preventing and educating these girls before it happens, not after so the
abortionists can get Federal money (more than if they were to push for
I'm glad I'm not a woman. I'd hate to have someone that doesn't have any right
to tell me what to do with my body regulating me.We as parents need to be
the regulators and teachers. I'd love to have Wimmer work on State problems like
Education, Roads and many, many more.Our Representatives need to attend to
business and get this session over with.We seriously need term limits.
"HB354, which would exempt the state from having to offer insurance plans
under the federal health care law that pay for elective abortions."This would not be necessary had BO not lied when he said Obamacare would
not require public funds for abortions.Furry1993,I guess the
local instacare in Philadelphia presented an equal threat to women's health as
the unchecked abortion mill there that killed numerous women along with their
babies.Williary,Can't you see the diferrence between paying
for healthcare and the healthcare itself?GWB,who is going to
challenge in court a law that requires abortion mills be cleanly and the doctors
properly licensed?Owlmaster2,These bills don't try to outlaw
abortion - why do you rant about taking away a woman's "right" to have
her unborn child destroyed?
To lost in DC | 8:35 a.m. March 2, 2011 Malpractice, and unsanitary
conditions, can (and do) happen anywhere. Or are you saying that only abortion
providers should have to keep their establishments clean and safe?
FurryThe most egregious example of unsafe conditions was at a poorly
supervised abortion mill in Philly, indicating the need for better supervision
of abortion mills. Since we don't have examples of such horrendous conditions
at most other health care facilities, no they wouldn't need as close
supervision. Besides, abortions are very lucrative procedures, and where the
profit incentive is so high there (much higher than at most other clinics),
there is a greater tendency to let safety slide if it affects the bottom line at
"Melissa Bird, executive director of Planned Parenthood of Utah, said the
requirements under the bill were "onerous and expensive" and injecting
politics into health care."Abortion is only health care if you
aren't a human fetus.By accepting public funds they are inviting
politics into their organization.
To lost in DC | 12:49 p.m. March 2, 2011 That clinic in Philly was
indeed egregious, and I have no problems with inspections of medical clinics
here in Utah (in fact, I think they should all be inspected on a regular but
random basis). I just don't think that one form of clinic should be treated any
differently from another since I see no reason to think one type of clinic is
more or less likely to have problems than another type of clinic. Inspect them
all, and treat them all the same. Burden them equally. That is the fair and
equitable way to handle the issue.
Oh my Gosh "Pagan" I am in agreement with you!Sexual
education is best taught at home with loving parents in open discussions. The next best thing is in school, but only if abstinence and birth control are
taught at the same time. Children need to be taught consiquences, to actions.
Everything we do in this life leaves a mark on us, hopefully most of those
actions will leave good memories. Few regrets. Children need to learn this