Friday, January 21, 2011

Why is lack of abortion accessibility the fault of pro-lifers?

If women would otherwise die if they don't have access to abortion, as pro-aborts claim...

Why don't pro-aborts just break the law and provide them with abortions?

If the only way to prevent a Kermit Gosnell is to make "safe" abortions accessible...

Why don't they just do that?

There was a collective in Chicago that provided illegal abortions, once upon a time.

And we know that some abortionists alive today were doing illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade.

So we know that breaking the law is not an issue: in fact these illegal acts are celebrated among activists.

So what's the problem?

Some might argue that it would deprive more women of abortions if abortionists went to jail.

Okay. But if they don't break the law, they can't change the law.

Henry Morgentaler went to jail and his efforts led to the Supreme Court striking down the law.

I suspect that abortion accessibility is a strawman in this issue. It's not like people cannot get abortions in the US.

If pro-aborts want to provide women with abortions, it is completely within their power to do so, whether they are legal or illegal. If it's a matter of life and death-- if they really want to reach the women who threaten to stick a coathanger up their crotch or commit infanticide, it is entirely in their power to do so and offer that abortion. Laws should be of no concern in that case.

Somehow they just never do that, do they?