The Back Alley: End Notes

How the politics of abortion protects bad clinics.
Feb. 25 2011 12:05 PM

The Back Alley: End Notes

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faced minimal requirements  … Report of the Senate Select Committee on Abortion Clinic Regulation, Senate, State of Florida, March 5, 1990, pages 6-8.

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the safest surgical procedure in the country … Hearings, House Health Care Committee, 9/14/89 (audiotape). The speaker was Patte Martin.

Regulation is a euphemism … Hearings, House Health Care Committee, 9/13/89 (audiotape). The other quotations from this hearing can also be found here.

Graber told a reporterFlorida Today, 8/6/89.

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new areas of physician liability … Ben Graber, M.D., letter to "Dear Colleagues," 9/16/89, page 1.

Other legislators resistedTampa Tribune, 9/22/89, page 1B; Palm Beach Post, 9/23/89; ACLU of Florida, "Facts of Abortion Safety Laws Need Examination" (press release), 9/22/89, page 2.

is keeping government out of your private life … Florida Times-Union, 7/9/89, page A1.

A few years earlierTampa Tribune, 9/17/89, page 6B.

failing to crack down on doctors' offices … Florida Times-Union, 9/29/89, page B1.

The Florida Supreme Court ruled  … In Re: T.W., A Minor, 551 So.2d 1186 (Fla. 1989).

Coler's report … HRS press release, 10/5/89, pages 1-5.

this special session will be … Gainesville Sun, 10/10/89, page 1A.

Government, stay out of our private lives  … Abortion Report, 10/11/89, item 81.

There will always be a choice ... Tallahassee Democrat, 10/10/89, page 5A.

appeared before the Florida House Health Care Committee … Hearings, House Health Care Committee, 10/10/89 (audiotape).

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ruled out regulations  … This account of Malchon's deliberations is based on interviews; St. Petersburg Times, 10/13/89, page 1A; Miami Herald, 10/11/89, page 8A; Tallahassee Democrat, 10/10/89, page 6A; and Tallahassee Democrat, 10/11/89, page 1A.

We have to avoid setting a precedent  … Tallahassee Democrat, 10/11/89, page 1A.

testified before the House Health Care Committee … Hearings, House Health Care Committee, 10/11/89 (audiotape).

presenting more bad news  … Hearings, Senate Health Care Committee, 10/11/89 (audiotape).

National television broadcasts  … Abortion Report, 10/12/89, item 81.

a good chuckle … Roberta Fox, "Wrap on the 1989 Special Session on Choice" (memo to Coalition for Choice), 10/17/89, page 2.

Ha ha ha … Tallahassee Democrat, 10/12/89, page 1A.

She had tried to dissuade MartinezTallahassee Democrat, 7/13/89, page 1A.

to determine the numbers … Staff of the Senate Select Committee on Abortion Clinic Regulations, Licensed Health Care Professionals in Florida Abortion Clinics, March 1990, Appendices A-1 and B-1. For the committee's summary of its work, see Report of the Senate Select Committee on Abortion Clinic Regulation, Senate, State of Florida, March 5, 1990.

explained the providers' fears … Hearings, Senate Select Committee on Abortion Clinic Regulation, 12/5/89 (audiotape).

wrote in an op-ed  Florida Today, 1/11/90.

Planned Parenthood and the Florida Nurses Association  … Tallahassee Democrat, 10/8/89, page 9A.

the committee released his reportReport of the Senate Select Committee on Abortion Clinic Regulation, p. 6.

twice passed muster … Hearings, Senate Select Committee on Abortion Clinic Regulation, 12/5/89 (audiotape).

dismissed the safety inquiry as a front for pro-lifers  … Hearings, Senate Select Committee on Abortion Clinic Regulation, 3/5/90 (audiotape).

seemed harmless … The account of pro-choice groups' deliberations and disagreements over the Grizzle bill is based on interviews; Tallahassee Democrat, 5/3/90, page 5B, St. Petersburg Times, 5/3/90, page 5B; and Choice Whispers (Voice for Choice newsletter), 5/4/90, pages 1-2.

Business and Professional Women concurred … Mary Giddens, president, Florida Federation of Business & Professional Women's Clubs., Inc., letter to Sen. Jack Gordon, 5/9/90.

met for lunch … The account of the lunch is based on interviews and Rep. Elaine Gordon, letter to Ms. Donna Burnell, 5/18/90, page 1.

very slimTallahassee Democrat, 5/15/90, page 4B.

To tamper with … Hearings, Senate Health Care Committee, 5/2/90 (audiotape).

Pardue fired backChoice Whispers (Voice for Choice newsletter), 5/4/90, page 2.

Once you compromiseTallahassee Democrat, 5/16/90, page 4B.

I just think … Gordon and Grizzle were quoted in Tampa Tribune, 6/1/90, page 6B.

not presented one shredTallahassee Democrat, 7/20/90, page 1C.

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