So I started reading the article… and halfway into it I asked myself what the hell is this? Had to look into this website and it all made sense.
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(a) Requirements Pertaining To Born-Alive Abortion Survivors.—Chapter 74 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 1531 the following:
“§ 1532. Requirements pertaining to born-alive abortion survivors
“(a) Requirements For Health Care Practitioners.—In the case of an abortion or attempted abortion that results in a child born alive:
“(1) DEGREE OF CARE REQUIRED; IMMEDIATE ADMISSION TO A HOSPITAL.—Any health care practitioner present at the time the child is born alive shall—
“(A) exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age; and
“(B) following the exercise of skill, care, and diligence required under subparagraph (A), ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.
Contradicts (A) and is the real purpose of this bill. The goal is to force Planned Parenthood to ship everything that twitches to the hospital or face legal penalties.
But they do have properly trained health care practitioners with all the legal discretions and responsibilities that their qualifications bestow to them. They are perfectly capable of determining if they can provide the adequate level of care to fulfil their obligations, or if they should transport it elsewhere, just like every other healthcare professional.