Protect women by regulating abortion clinics, not pregnancy centers

February 01, 2011

If the city of Baltimore and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake truly care about the health, safety and welfare of women, they will discontinue their appeal of the judgment regarding the constitutionality of the crisis pregnancy center regulation ("Judge rules pregnancy center ordinance unconstitutional," Jan. 28) and instead strive to enact the thoughtful recommendations made by the Philadelphia grand jury in response to the case of the "Women's Medical Society" in Philadelphia, where Dr. Kermit Gosnell and nine others have been charged with murder after decades of performing illegal late-term abortions in squalid conditions. (The recommendations are available on pages 247-264: http://www.phila.gov/districtattorney/PDFs/GrandJuryWomensMedical.pdf).

Our government should work to ensure that the disregard for the lives, health and dignity of countless women which occurred in Philadelphia at the hands of the notorious Dr. Gosnell and his associates does not occur in our region.

Paula Hoppel

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