Indiana Planned Parenthood May Close Due to Lack of Drinking Fountain


Another day, another TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) bill; today, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed Senate Enrolled Act 371 into law, which imposes totally unnecessary restrictions on non-surgical abortion clinics and singles out one Planned Parenthood center that provides family planning services and abortions by medication. All to protect women’s health, of course.

“Abortion-inducing drugs can be very dangerous, and must be prescribed under conditions that ensure proper medical care. This new law helps accomplish that goal,” Pence said in a statement.

“Proper medical care” = extra-wide hallways and doors, a scrub room, oversized examination rooms, and a bathroom and drinking fountain in the waiting room, according to NWI Politics. While that may seem utterly unreasonable to some, it is hard to take a pill when there’s no water around; sometimes it gets stuck in your throat!

Planned Parenthood of Indiana, in conjunction with the ACLU, will probably challenge it in court.

Image via Bird In Paradise/Shutterstock.

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