Women’s health has come a long way since 1973.
In the days of Roe v. Wade, the abortion-rights crowd was demanding legal and wide access to abortion, and all in the name of safety. The back alleys, the quack abortionists, the butchered procedures…these were the bogeymen that the abortion rights movement was built on. Back then, even the supporters of legal abortion made some pretense of valuing the actual health of the women who sought abortions.
Fast forward to 2016 and…well, not so much.
Whole Women’s Health operates several abortion clinics in Texas. In the last few years, they have been disciplined for several safety violations, such as illegally dumping medical waste, failing to have licensed nurses at their facilities, and let’s see…oh yeah, using rusty instruments.
In 2013, the Texas legislature passed a law saying that abortion clinics should meet minimum basic safety standards.
Abortion supporters, appreciative of Texas’s concern for the health of women, applauded the law.
No, they actually screamed bloody murder, which made for not a little irony, coming as it did from the reapers of a decades-long genocidal harvest.
And today’s Supreme Court decision striking down the Texas safety laws confirmed what we’ve known for a long time: that for the leftist legions of death, “women’s health” means one thing and one thing only – a dead baby, cheap and dirty.
Safety, for mother or child, be damned.
One wonders what the reaction of the Left would be to a law prohibiting the use of coat hangers to perform abortions. An unlawful restriction of reproductive freedom? An unwarranted intrusion on the private decision between a woman and her doctor? A flagrant violation of a woman’s right to choose?
At the very least, an undue burden.
Yes, women’s health has come a long way.