Guess who stands to profit from changes in Texas abortion laws?
Well, if you’ve every wondered how the fool tarnation Rick Perry became a millionaire when he’s never had a job outside of a government paycheck in his entire life, then you ain’t lookin’ hard enough.
It’s crap like this. All. The. Damn. Time.
The bill pending before the state house and senate in the special session says that all abortion clinics must be upgraded to ambulatory surgical centers even though there is no evidence that will improve services or that there have been any problems.
And who stands to gain if that happens?
If the bill passes, only five Texas abortion clinics would remain open—those that are already equipped as ambulatory surgical centers, advocates say. But a question remains: would the 420 other ambulatory surgical centers that exist in Texas begin performing the operation? Abortion rights advocates predict that the demand for the procedure won’t disappear with passage of the law.
One company that will be faced with that decision is United Surgical Partners International, based in Addison, TX. Their vice-president of government affairs is Milla Perry Jones, Gov. Rick Perry’s sister. She is also on the board of the Texas Ambulatory Surgical Center Society.
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