Admitting Privileges Lawsuit Being Dropped

A lawsuit concerning a law that requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles is coming to an end as MKB Management (Red River Women's Clinic) and the state of North Dakota are reaching a settlement.

Sanford Health has granted hospital admitting privileges to the abortionists used by the Red River Women's Clinic, the only abortion facility in the state; though the abortionists do not have privileges to perform routine abortions at Sanford. According to an article in the Fargo Forum, a Sanford executive said that their decision follows a longstanding practice of "open privileges" at the hospital. Cindy Morrison, a Sanford executive vice president said that, "Sanford does not take a position on the issue and we do not perform abortion on demand." Morrison went on to say that, "physicians, whether employed by Sanford or not, have the right to practice within our hospital as long as they meet certain educational, training, certifications and other quality metrics at the time they apply for privileges."

Physicians are supposed to be healers, and anybody who destroys life for money can hardly be considered a healer. While we are glad that this law is going into effect, we are saddened that unborn children will continue to be killed in Fargo. Abortion is never safe, not when one of the two people going into the abortion never makes it out alive. We can only hope that this law will help prevent another needless death.

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