The pro-abortion crowd is upset at Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signing into law a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks (five months gestation). The Journal-Sentinel reports (emphasis mine):
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Friday requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges, and abortion clinics responded by immediately suing state officials over the measure.
The law — signed Friday by Walker in a private ceremony — would cut the number of clinics offering abortions in Wisconsin from four to two, and one of the remaining clinics will have to dramatically cut the number of abortions it provides, according to the operators of the clinics. The law is to take effect Monday.
“When women don’t have access to safe, legal abortions, there are health consequences and women die,” said Teri Huyck, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
So, apparently to Ms. Huyck of Planned Parenthood, “safe” abortions don’t include ones where the doctor has admitting privileges to hospitals. In other words, these doctors wouldn’t be allowed to work in hospitals, so poor is their performance, hence the lack of admitting privileges.
The bill also requires women get an ultrasound prior to an abortion. This has always been an issue of contention for the pro-abortion crowd simply because women often change their minds after seeing their unborn child living and moving in the womb. And if, you trust women to make the decision about abortion, as the pro-abortion crowd says it does…why are they so mortally afraid of giving women all of the pertinent information related to pregnancy? You know, like fetal development and fetal pain?
Ultrasounds and scientific advancements — both in the medical field and in devices in general — have been the worst enemy of the pro-abortion movement. They have shown the world that an unborn child isn’t a clump of cells or some tissue, but a living human being capable of doing remarkable things in utero. So now the pro-abortion movement has to minimize the scientific evidence and facts in favor of emotionalism and rhetoric. Rhetoric including the tired, “Women will DIE!” line.
You know where women died? Kermit Gosnell’s butcher shop abortuary in Pennsylvania. Gosnell was convicted of and sentenced to life for “aborting” newborn babies and manslaughter in the death of at least one woman (not to mention the maiming and mistreatment of other women…mostly minority). Gosnell ran a legal abortion clinic in PA, one that wasn’t regulated because the governor of that state (a Republican) feared a “he’s against women’s choice!” backlash from the pro-abortion crowd. Gosnell’s clinic was filthy, shoddily run and dangerously staffed. And the pro-abortion crowd was less upset that it existed than they were about it being exposed. So much for “safe”…
There is no reason for abortion. None whatsoever. Even when people say, “What about the life of a mother?” there is no pregnancy-related illness that is cured by direct abortion. In cases of rape and incest? Those abortions make up less than 2% of all abortions — which would fit the idea of “rare” if that’s what the pro-abortion crowd really wanted.
But it isn’t.
As the lawsuits over this bill, and the protests over something similar in TX (where the pro-abortion crowd classily chanted “Hail Satan!”) show it’s really not about “safe” and it’s certainly not about “rare.” It’s about free abortion on demand and, as they insist, without apology. But, of course, you have to pay for it. It’s none of your business whether or not a woman has an abortion, they’ll tell you, but 100% of your financial responsibility…because women are strong and independent and can make their own decisions regarding their body*…except when it comes to footing the bill.
It’s not a popular sentiment, but my solution to “I don’t want a baby” is simple. Don’t. Have. Sex. If you aren’t willing to accept responsibility for the individual your recreational activities create, keep it in your pants. If you must get your jollies, there are personal massagers and even Planned Parenthood’s website gives tips on how to pleasure without vaginal intercourse. And if you get pregnant? Put the baby up for adoption. Then you aren’t responsible for the baby anymore.