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New Abortion Industry Will Rise from the Ashes of Roe v. Wade
As the radical Left displays its usual outrage and angst when it doesn’t get its way, a potential outcome of the overturning of Roe v. Wade waits in the shadows. The Left cries that the poor will suffer because they will have to give birth to unwanted babies, that they will die at the hands of abortion providers with coat hangers and that the future removal of women’s rights lurks right around the corner. In addition, a study was produced stating that pregnancy-related deaths would increase 21% (although the source of the data isn’t clear). Women will die. . .
Although these outcomes to any extent are highly unlikely.
In fact, if RvW is struck down, you can be sure that hucksters in the disguise of compassionate humanitarians will create a whole new industry to help out those beleaguered by the SCOTUS decision. But the Left doesn’t want anyone to know what is likely to happen.
In place of the cruel and misguided laws of Roe, several states will step up to ensure that no one will need to give birth to their babies. Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have already passed laws to protect the right to abortion: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. Other blue states are likely to join their ranks.
Some states, following the passage of the Texas abortion law, have already started offering services:
Planned Parenthood and Cobalt, which already have seen an increase in out-of-state patients as Texas, Oklahoma and other states have restricted abortion, said they will work harder to help women get care in Colorado. Cobalt oversees an abortion fund that pays for bus fare, plane tickets and even sends money to pay for child care for people across the country seeking abortions in Colorado. The nonprofit is asking abortion clinics to add more shifts and open more days of the week . . .
In the past year, the number of out-of-state residents traveling here for abortion care rises nearly every week, according to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. In the last eight months, Planned Parenthood saw 1,220 Texas abortion patients. That compares to 306 patients in the same eight-month period a year earlier, a nearly 300% increase.
You can be sure that many states who allow abortions will take advantage of this windfall. Donors will step up not only to pay for those services stated above, but there will need to be room and board (see hotels and restaurants) for the transported women. The advertising industry will be delighted to promote these new services, earning their share of the spoils. New clinics will be built and staff hired to provide these services. Ancillary products will be manufactured to supply the needs of these women. Some states will even approve government funding for these abortions and related services.
The list of profits that can be made will grow, all in the name of compassionate action.
Needless to say, the anti-abortion crowd will not be happy as these actions and profits grow. But as long as the decision to perform abortions is transferred to the states, babies will still be killed.
At least this moves the country in the right direction.Published in Culture
Pregant citizens are ushered to pro-abortion states to rid themselves of unwanted children for no small charge, while pregnant non-citizens are welcomed and ushered across the border to US hospitals to bear new little Americans at no charge.
Is it weird that employers are offering to pay $4,000 for employees to travel to get abortions? This feels like a horrible way of getting employees to work more. As somebody else said, “every Planned Parenthood is about to become a travel agency”.
It is not about killing babies. It is about the money made doing these perversions. As long as the Dems and friends can make money off perversion they will be fine. The main fear from the Dems point of view is that by making abortion not legal constitutional right they may lose access to those sweet federal $$$$
Every corporation that adopts this policy should be blacklisted, its goods and services boycotted, until they apologize and then abandon this evil policy.
All about safety, except her in New Jersey they pushed to make it so you would no longer need a doctor to perform the abortion. And if it is a later term abortion, it doesn’t need to be performed in a hospital. All that because of . . . safety? I’m skeptical.
Call me skeptical, too, Vance.
It’s Planned Parenthood that is evil.
I was listening to Tim Pool’s Timcast IRL. His guest was Helena Kerschner. She was a teenager that got caught up in the transition stuff. Played the transition game for about 5 years and switched back. It seems that Planned Parenthood is in the middle of the transgender stuff.
I have found him an interesting listen lately.
Yup, that is how I see most of the Democrat ponzi schemes. Basically ways to move money from government to them. Saw so much at the county level. Now with the internet we get to see it done at levels we did not comprehend.
Yes. When they poured money into homelessness an industry of NGOs arose. Same will occur in states that opt for abortion on demand (or with more relaxed rules). So the OP is prescient. Planned Parenthood should actually embrace the Alito draft. They will no doubt find a way to get even more money.
I am actually in favor of this approach and would be perfectly content for it to be adopted in every state so that there is no money to be had in abortion and one has to really look to find an actual doctor or hospital where it would be done “safely.” Of course I find abortion to simply be the murder of a little unborn child and do not find any reason to advocate for the safety of people engaging in murder. The more dangerous and risky it is, the better as that may change the calculation on one seeking to murder their little child.
Heinous acts are dangerous? Good.
Abortion clinics are sparse in a lot of places as it is. It is a minor blow to the industry to close those and expand in urban areas.
Planned Parenthood and allied lobbies will squeeze this opportunity like a grape and get funding and protection from the suckers in blue state legislatures including more arrests and longer sentences for pro-life demonstrators, expanded funding for propaganda campaigns, and whatever else the rich jaded elite want.
Can states outlaw abortion pills or does Griswold apply if Roe no longer does? How to kill babies is an evolving technological area.
What are the HIPAA implications of employers knowing about employee abortions if they pay for airfare to abortion states? Will abortion states mandate anti-maternity leave?
The possibilities for evil actions are endless, aren’t they? It will be interesting to see the ways they will invent to continue to kill babies.
It is sick and morbid but the abortion industry will expand in the baby killing states. I wonder if some of these states will actually have post birth killing laws. It’s being pushed. There could be a day where people travel to California and New York to kill their one month year old infants. People do change their minds about things. Maybe that first month didn’t suit the parents.
This is 21st century world.
Still I’m grateful for the overturning of Roe. On balance there will be less abortions nationwide.
Slightly off topic, but this kind of Ponzi scheme has made Stacy Abrams a millionaire several times over.
The same media that is worried about back alley abortions ignored Kermit Gosnell
Hmmm… this thread is pretty coarse, so I can add this pertinent pseudo-troll:
My favorite Sex Pistols’ song is “Bodies”. I’ve argued that it’s an anti-abortion anthem, others disagree but have never convinced me otherwise.
That is more than weird, it is disturbing.
I think it useful to point out to the “safe” abortion crowd that Dr. Gosnell functioned in a time and place in which abortion was legal and widely available.
One of my main issues with abortion is that even when legal it is not being done correctly. Many of the Doctors that do abortions are not set up to work at the local hospitals. If something goes wrong they send people over in their cars. From what I can tell it is a lot like medical marijuana or weight loss clinics shops for killing kids. Gosnell or the issue currently happening in DC could not happen if this was properly managed.
We should have a betting pool as to which member of Congress will be the first to introduce a bill to mandate abortion (anti-maternity?) leave.
As other people have noted today, it’s probably cheap compared to the medical bills for a birth and the various costs of maternal leave.
It may be all about the bottom line.
Mothering is such an inconvenience.