I have an idea.
The federal government needs to compile a list of women who shouldn’t be allowed to get abortions. The criteria for getting on the list must be flexible. If an official at, say, the NIH or FBI think that a woman should be a mother for some reason or other, he or she can block an abortion. Maybe the woman has great genes or a high IQ or the sorts of financial resources we need in parents. Let’s leave that decision where it belongs: in the hands of the government.
Heck, there’s really no reason even to tell women if they’re on the “no abort” list. Let them find out at the clinic. And if they go in for an abortion only to discover they are among the million or more people on the list, there will be no clear process for getting off it, even if it was a bureaucratic error or case of mistaken identity.
Sound like a good idea?
You probably don’t think so, particularly if you took part in the celebratory riot of good feeling in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down Texas abortion regulations. In the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the court ruled that Texas could not raise the required health and safety standards of abortion clinics to match those of other “ambulatory surgical centers.” The reforms were implemented in the wake of the Kermit Gosnell scandal, in which the Philadelphia abortionist’s abattoir was revealed to be more like the setting for a Saw& movie than a decent medical clinic.
The court held that abortion is such a fundamental constitutional right that minimal health standards are an “undue burden” on women seeking an abortion, even if they might save women’s lives.
There’s a deep and perplexing contradiction here. If abortion is just another aspect of “women’s health” — currently the preferred euphemism for the procedure — why have higher health and safety regulations for dentists than abortionists?
But that’s just the first of many contradictions. The court allowed Whole Woman’s Health to sue in the first place, even though the company has no right to an abortion, and third parties aren’t supposed to have standing to sue for someone else’s constitutional rights. The Left loves to say “corporations aren’t people” — unless they’re suing for abortion rights. Then the new mantra is: “Corporations are people, but human fetuses aren’t.”
The contradiction I find most glaring and galling is that the euphoric hysteria from the left over the court’s decision occurred right in the middle of a conversation about guns and terrorist watch lists.
You know your a liberal when you have a window sticker read KEEP ABORTION LEGAL and a bumper sticker SAVE THE REDWOODS and you have all of Jim Carrey’s and Micheal Moore’s movies on DVD
A “NO-Welfare” list
Sorry, that simply won’t work. The left LOVES to see the rights of others infringed but violently oppose anything THEY enjoy being regulated.
I see Hollywood pinhead Matt Damon wanting america to copy australias big mistake and confiscate all guns I have better idea Boycott all of Damon’s crappy movies dont pay another red cent on his putrid movies keep your money out of his bank account and big fat wallet