Not only can't you get an abortion, but no one knows how to perform one, anyway.
May 27, 2011 8:16 AM Subscribe
posted by anya32 (54 comments total)
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On Wednesday, the House approved an amendment
from Rep. Virginia Foxx
) that would prevent a federal healthcare education fund from being used for abortion or to provide for training for abortion procedures.
According to Medical Students for Choice
, "The United States and Canada face a dangerous shortage of trained abortion providers. In 2000, 87% of the counties in the United States had no provider. The “graying
” of current providers (57% of whom are over the age of 50), violence that targets physicians
, and restrictive legislation threaten to drive these numbers even lower. In addition, medical schools are simply not addressing the topic; most physicians are graduating with little more than circumstantial knowledge
According to Medical Students for Choice and the National Abortion Federation
•2/3 of the medical students in the United States spend less than 30 minutes of class time on all aspects of abortion;
•only one out of five medical schools includes basic options counseling education in their curriculum; and
•both infertility and Viagra receive more required class time - on average - than contraception or abortion.