Alabama Doctor Promises To Keep Providing Abortions When Ban Goes Into Effect
An Alabama doctor has promised to continue to offer abortions when the state’s ban against it goes into effect.
Dr. Yashica Robinso works as the medical director at the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives. She says she “will not change my daily routine” when the bill, which bans abortion, including rape and incest cases is in effect in six months.
“Just as I have for the last 15 years of my medical career, I will continue to deliver babies, give prenatal care — and provide abortions,” Robinson said to CNN.
She is angry that people in her profession have to “choose between what is ethically and medically appropriate care and breaking the law.”
“I am appalled that I could get a more severe penalty (up to 99 years in prison) for providing safe abortion care than someone who commits second-degree rape” she added. “And I hate that I am being placed in the position of reassuring my patients that abortion is still legal today — and for the foreseeable future — despite the actions of politicians in Birmingham.”
The ban is going to make people in the profession relocate.
“I am frightened for Alabamians because, should this law ever go into effect, doctors like me will leave Alabama rather than stay and practice substandard medicine,” Robinson said.