Feminist hopes Gosnell doesn’t put crimp on abortions.
Whenever something bad happens, it elicits all kinds of responses. In the case of the butcher of Philadelphia, most of the response has been disgust. There are always some, though, that are so severely tone deaf, that complete lunacy ensues. Take lefty feminist Carol King (no, not that Carole King), for example. Her response to Dr. Kermit Gosnell: Gee, I sure hope this doesn’t impact the right of women to have more abortions.
The fact is that existing laws limiting access to abortion created this horror. This is what happens when we deprive women of affordable and accessible reproductive health care. When we force poor women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies to wait until they can raise enough money to pay for a legal procedure, we force their abortions later in the pregnancy. And we force them into the hands of disreputable clinics. Of course, that’s the goal of these restrictions – they want to make it as difficult and challenging for these women as they can. This is what happens when we marginalize women’s health.
Reading the foregoing paragraph made me wonder if I’d just been kicked in the head by a donkey. There are so many things wrong (morally wrong that is) with Ms. King’s statements that I’m feeling a little woozy.
This is what happens when we deprive women of affordable and accessible reproductive health care.
I’m sorry, what? How much do condoms cost? Ever been to a Planned Parenthood? They hand birth control out like it’s candy. How about your local public school? Simply put, it’s difficult to conceive of making “reproductive health care” any more affordable and accessible than it currently is. Oh yeah, one could always try not having sex. That’s free.
When we force poor women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies to wait until they can raise enough money to pay for a legal procedure, we force their abortions later in the pregnancy.
I wasn’t aware that we were “forcing” women to do anything with respect to abortion. A woman doesn’t have to have an abortion. She doesn’t even have to get pregnant. And I’m not going to apologize for lacking one little bit of sympathy for anyone trying to terminate an “unwanted” pregnancy. It’s pretty easy to not get pregnant.
Now, this is the moment when my mother gives me one of those “not everything’s black and white” or “walk a mile in her shoes” nonsense. Maybe on a different day. But not today. Not after reading this liberal, feminist drivel about a mass murderer being the natural result of not providing federal funding for abortions. Carol King, and those like her, lower the collective I.Q. of this nation while, ironically, giving women everywhere a bad name.
And she left her best for last.
We are watching the disintegration of a fundamental right–the right to choose whether and when to become mothers.
You should read that again, because that’s where we are in this conversation. To the Carol King’s of the world, pregnancy has become similar to the common cold; an inconvenience that is simply acquired. Newsflash: every woman has the right to choose whether and when to become mothers. It’s called life-planning. And it’s free.