Does this beat all that the Pro-Life folks can force the hospital to break the law in this instance and remove their admitting privileges. Texas law says doctors cannot be discriminated against for performing abortions. Neither doctor has ever performed an abortion at the University General Hospital in question here.
A full hearing is set for the end of the month. I guess the pro-lifers didn’t take into account that the doctors have other patients and how did that impact them? Again neither doctor had ever performed an abortion at this hospital so what’s the big deal and is this a hospital with no balls? The doctors have now filed a lawsuit against the hospital which I think they are very entitled to do. This deal goes back to Rick Perry to where if the admitting privileges are restricted, then their clinics have to close, stupid law. BD
Two gynecologists alleged in court this week that University General Hospital in South Dallas illegally revoked their admitting privileges at the behest of pro-life protestors.
The move meant the two were unable to perform abortions because of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a provision in HB2 that required doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. On Thursday, State District Judge Sheryl McFarlin issued a restraining order temporarily reinstating their privileges at the hospital.
After the bill’s passage, protestors took aim at the hospital and urged it to revoke the admitting privileges of Drs. Lamar Robinson and Jasbir Ahluwalia. If it didn’t, the complaint says the protestors threatened to picket the hospital on April 1.
Robinson worked at Abortion Advantage in the Medical District while Ahluwalia is the medical director of the Routh Street Women’s Clinic in Uptown. According to the complaint, UGHD granted admitting privileges for Robinson on Dec. 10 of last year and for Ahluwalia on Jan. 30. They have not performed abortions at the hospital.