Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Pennsylvania County Pays Almost $2,000 for Abortion
The Times-Leader of Northern Pennsylvania reports:
The Luzerne County prison has been stuck with a nearly $2,000 bill for an abortion that was requested by an incarcerated inmate, prison officials confirmed Monday.
The woman was more than 20 weeks pregnant and had to be transported to a facility in Philadelphia that specializes in late-term abortions, Warden Gene Fischi said. Fischi declined to identify the woman, citing health-care privacy laws.
Fischi and Deputy Warden Sam Hyder said they objected to having the facility pay for the procedure, but they were legally obligated to honor the woman’s request.
Gee, what else was she supposed to do? See also this post about reproductive rights in prison.