Texas abortionist threatens to defy new state law

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A Texas abortionist claims the state's new law motivates him to defy it. 

Texas' new law limits abortions to 20 weeks, requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and sets minimum standards for abortion clinics.

Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger tells OneNewsNow that Harlingen abortionist Lester Minto claims the law will not deter him.

Sullenger, Cheryl“He will continue to do abortions whether it means under the cover of a mesquite tree, or on a shrimp boat, or by going to Mexico where abortions are also illegal,” says Sullenger.

The pro-life activist suggests Minto's clinic in Harlingen, which borders with Mexico, preys on women at a vulnerable time. She adds that his facility is in disrepair - and believes that with Texas' new standards, he will have to close his business.

“He will be forced to shut down, and in that case I think the authorities need to monitor him very closely because of his defiant remarks …” says Sullenger.

She calls such words “extremely dangerous.”

The law sets standards and policy for use of the abortion drug RU-486. Minto has suggested women cross the border, buy it illegally, and have a do-it-yourself abortion without medical supervision. 

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