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Abortion town hall

The "Your Voice, Your Future" town hall elicited high emotions. The topic of the debate was Texas' new abortion law. One of the law's provisions requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting priviledges at local hospitals.

By Brix Fowler
News 4 San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO - "If something God forbid should happen that would create danger for her, that doctor should be able to take her and admit her in the hospital so she can get the immediate care that she needs," says pro-life activist Amy Voorhees.

But not everyone agrees.

"Our doctors have a stellar record of safety. We don't have death or unfortunate incidents the way we do with other types of medical issues," said pro-choice activist Lindsey Rodriguez.  

It's a move that caused twelve abortion clinics in Texas to close. The law also requires clinics to upgrade to ambulatory surgical centers.

"It's a concentrared effort from the anti-abortion side to try and repeal access in any way that they can," said Rodriguez.

Voorhees says the move simply insures the safety of patients at abortion clinics.

"Everyone has to be certified in emergency room C.P.R. Everyone should be immediately able to handle a situation for the best of the patient," said Voorhees.

And while people on both sides of the abortion issue continue to disagree, moderator Mark Hyman says it's a conversation that needs to continue.

"They're going to be passionate. We know what's going to happen. As long as they do it in a peaceful and constructive way," said Hyman.

 
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