The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments challenging a Texas abortion law that went into effect two years ago. The law, in part, requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. Since going into effect, the number of Texas abortion clinics has dwindled from 42 to only 19. Abortions declined 13 percent. And the law’s champions say that it has improved the standard of women’s healthcare in the Lone Star State.
But the law’s opponents – abortionists, primarily – say that the law is leading to disaster. They tout a new study which says that women are being forced to wait longer and travel further to get their abortions. The study also concludes that the law has forced more than 100,000 women to attempt self-abortion using herbs and illegal medications.
“Poverty, limited resources, and local facility closures limited women’s ability to obtain abortion care in a clinic setting and were key factors in deciding to attempt abortion self-induction,” said the Texas Policy Evaluation Project.
In a statement, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards said, “This important new research paints an alarming picture of what the future may be like for women across the country if the Supreme Court does not block this cruel law.”
Right. So let’s examine this.
Because media brainwashing and cultural rot cause us to forget about what we’re really talking about, sometimes it’s helpful to frame it in another way.
So let’s say that instead of abortion, we were talking about suicide clinics. Clinics where anyone could go at any time and be put to sleep without pain and without questions. You can do it at 20, you can do it at 80. You can do it because you’re bored, you can do it because you’re terminally ill. It doesn’t matter. It’s your “right.”
So one day, the state passes a law that makes it a little bit more difficult to get your suicide at a convenient clinic. This has the effect of reducing the total number of suicides, but it also has the effect of increasing the number of people who choose to commit suicide at home.
Well, then, unless you feel that suicide is a moral good, then why would you care?
And so it is here. Abortion is not a moral good, no matter how much Cecile Richards and the other feminist whackadoos claim that it is. If abortion is a moral good, then so is suicide. So is murder. So is nearly anything else you can think of. Should we provide sterilized, legitimate clinics for these things, so that people don’t have to be inconvenienced?
This argument is obviously going to fall on deaf ears in the liberal community; they absurdly believe that abortion IS a moral good, and so you might as well try to convince a lion that he shouldn’t eat zebras.
But for conservatives who see abortion for what it is, the idea that we should abandon our principles because women are “forced” to find other ways to end their pregnancies is ridiculous. There is no force. There is only choice. And the evil choice is the evil choice, whether done at home or at Planned Parenthood. In a truly just society, we would feel no pity for these women. We would, in fact, put them in prison for murder.