Leftists: Abortion On Demand Is Totally About Women’s Health, Ya Know!

This is a subject that I usually try to avoid, much like Neil Boortz avoided it on his radio show before his retirement. It’s usually turns extremely nasty, among other reasons. But, when something like this article crops up, wowser!

In Texas and across the nation, abortion access a sign of women’s well-being

Got that? Contributors Andrea Flynn and Shulie Eisen, both obviously ladies on the far left, think that abortion is about the well being of women. Because nothing screams “well-being” like having a medical procedure in a facility with fewer safeguards than at a veterinarian clinic.

Last week’s decision by New Orleans’s Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate Texas House Bill 2 (HB2) — the omnibus abortion bill responsible for closing 80 percent of the abortion clinics in Texas — is perhaps the most devastating attack we have seen on reproductive health and rights across the nation. Supporters of HB2 insist they are simply acting in the best interest of women’s health, but in reality do little to address rampant socioeconomic inequities and injustices facing their constituents. This isn’t surprising, given a new report by the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and Ibis Reproductive Health that shows states with the most abortion restrictions also have the fewest policies to actually support women and families.

So, why are the abortion facilities closing?

HB2 was originally passed last year and requires all abortion facilities to operate as ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) and abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of where they practice. Attorney General Greg Abbott (the Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate running against Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis, who filibustered for 11 hours last summer in opposition to the bill) has been a steadfast supporter of HB2 and was quick to celebrate last week. “This decision is a vindication of the careful deliberation by the Texas Legislature to craft a law to protect the health and safety of Texas women,” he said.

We’ve seen the same complaints in North Carolina and other states, where abortion facilities are required to act like medical facilities, instead of body shops extracting an engine. One would think that abortionistas would be thrilled by government requirements for safety, alas, no. They are also Very Upset over requirements for state inspections of abortion facilities. No. Seriously. These kinds of things drive abortionistas bat guano insane. These same types of people want the federal government heavily involved in our health care and health insurance decisions, they want the government controlling decisions by college kids over when they can have sex, but any reasonable restrictions and requirements when it comes to aborting a baby? Nope.

There are no two ways about it: HB2 was designed to eliminate abortion access in Texas, and it is succeeding. Last year, the state had 41 abortion clinics and today it has eight..

Which should tell you exactly how many clinics had the same medical capabilities of a PetsMart.

Despite these facts, lawmakers have chosen to spend their time and money restricting women’s health options, leaving more than 1 million Texas women to travel 300 miles round-trip to access a constitutionally protected health service (some women will need to travel more than 1,000 miles).

I can’t find it in my copy of the Constitution. Can you? Funny how the people on the same side as abortion on demand are typically all for not just restricting, but doing away with all 2nd Amendment Rights.

We must address each of these issues, and so many more, if we are to improve the health and lives of U.S. women and their families. After all, as Melanie Zurek of Provide has said, “abortion will not offer a day of childcare for a neighbor or a ride to the clinic[;] it will not reach out a supportive hand, or vote, or provide itself.” But we know that without access to affordable and safe abortion, in addition to the full range of reproductive health services, other interventions will be meaningless. What is the value of other freedoms if women do not have the right and ability to make informed decisions about their bodies and the most intimate parts of their lives?

And boom, there it is, aborting a baby is about “health”.

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Comment by Jeffery
2014-10-14 14:57:37

Yeah, what’s with that. The Constitution doesn’t mention abortion, 30 round magazines, televisions, cell phones, Ebola, the Air Force or the NFL. Yet we have all those things, now.

 
Comment by gitarcarver
2014-10-14 16:55:30

Yeah, what’s with that.

Of course the things that you mention are provided for in the Constitution, but don’t let facts get in the way of your fantasy.

Now, do you really want to argue that a child inside a woman is the same as a woman herself?

That the DNA of the child is the same as the mother? That the blood type of the child is the same as the mother?

I realize that you are generally against science, but even you must see that a child is not the same as the mother and vice versa.

Since you like the Constitution when you think it suits your purposes, as the child is a living person, why is the mother allowed to kill the child? Why is the child not afforded any due process in the ending of its life as required by the Constitution?

Lastly, although you are once again trying to divert from the point of the post itself, is your hatred of women so great that you are against medical doctors have privileges that would save a woman’s life when an abortion goes bad? Are you that much a part of the war on women where you are against insuring the health of the mother?

That’s what the post was about and since it appears that you are so anti-woman that you had to try and change the discussion.

 
Comment by Jeffery
2014-10-14 20:19:13

I understand and respect your religious belief that a fertilized egg is the same a child but am not obligated to believe it myself. It is against the law to kill a child, so I’m not sure what you mean saying a mother is allowed to kill. Abortion is clearly legal.

Most fertilized eggs, millions each year in fact, end up being lost naturally. If you believe there is a supreme being you should query it as to why it kills so many embryos. About another million a year (in the US) are therapeutically aborted each year, almost all during the first trimester.

Do you insist on the same requirements and restrictions on every free-standing medical clinic? Every doctor’s office where they cut off warts, perform vasectomies and pull teeth? How about hair transplant clinics? Tattoo parlors?

The fact is, this law is not about protecting women’s health but just another way to reduce safe abortions, as a way to control women. More women will now undergo unsafe procedures and be at greater risk, but religious extremists don’t care about that. So stop lying. It’s more honorable to tell the truth about your motives.

 
Comment by gitarcarver
2014-10-14 20:42:51

I understand and respect your religious belief …

No you don’t. That’s lie number one.

It is against the law to kill a child, so I’m not sure what you mean saying a mother is allowed to kill.

So you think the only abortions that take place happen on a fertilized egg?

That’s lie number 2.

Do you insist on the same requirements and restrictions on every free-standing medical clinic?

Do you insist the procedures you list have the same medical risks as an abortion?

The fact is, this law is not about protecting women’s health but just another way to reduce safe abortions, as a way to control women.

So you are against protecting women. We get that. Why do those on the left hate women?

More women will now undergo unsafe procedures and be at greater risk, but religious extremists don’t care about that.

Actually Jeffery, the numbers are against you and those on the left. After abortions became legal more women suffered more injuries and deaths then when abortions were illegal. Once again, you are caught in a lie.

That’s three. In baseball parlance, “you’re outta here.”

It’s more honorable to tell the truth about your motives.

Oh Jeffery, you trying to define what is “honorable” is like a slug pretending it is an eagle.

But thanks for the laugh.

 
Comment by Jeffery
2014-10-14 23:43:32

qc,

Right-wing extremists never laugh, unless a grandmother falls down the stairs.

Can you show us the “numbers”?

Texas has a horrible record on healthcare for its citizens. Viral outbreaks – now including Ebola. Now they’re attacking women, but then it’s a red state, so what do you expect.

It’s hard to understand why women distrust conservatives, after all conservatives are douches.

 
Comment by Jeffery
2014-10-15 00:11:36

This just in:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/supreme-court-blocks-parts-of-texas-anti-abortion-law/

Supreme Court blocks parts of Texas anti-abortion law

 

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