Abortion has become the scepter of the feminist, the talisman against oppression and male dominance, the badge of honor of the progressive left.
Hillary Clinton gleefully and smugly called it a “… victory for women!” Yesterday, SCOTUS ruled to strike down a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to become safer (thereby holding them to somewhat higher standards than a CVS Minute Clinic), calling it an “undue burden” for women. Yes, according to the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, it is a victory for women that abortion clinics do not have to rise to the same standards as a facility where one might have their wisdom teeth removed.
Only we’re not talking about removing wisdom teeth, and therein lies the bigger issue.
The reason for the court’s ruling? Should the Texas law have remained in effect, a number of sub-standard abortion facilities in the Lone Star state would have had to either be closed or refurbished to meet the higher standards of care—much like a hospital. Physicians performing abortions would be required to have privileges at nearby hospitals in cases where complications may arise. All of this regulation would, according to SCOTUS, make it more difficult for women to access health care.
I call bullshit.
The law would have limited the number of abortions in the state of Texas, so by striking down the legislation, SCOTUS has effectively sanctioned more abortions. Obviously it’s not women they care about, it’s the issue of abortion. Abortion has become the scepter of the feminist, the talisman against oppression and male dominance, the badge of honor of the progressive left. They don’t care to know how the actual surgical procedure is carried out, nor do they concern themselves with the moral, ethical, or spiritual implications of abortion itself—no, what’s more important to them are the memories of their bygone struggle to attain and their present commitment to maintain the right of a woman to have an unborn baby viciously sucked out of her uterus. It’s never been about women’s health care.
A victory for women? Hardly. A victory for the progressive left? Absolutely.
Worst of all, a sad, tragic reminder that there remains a sector of our society that simply does not value life.
Sidebar: For those conservatives who have decided not to vote in November because Donald Trump doesn’t fit into their milquetoast ideology of what a Republican nominee should look like, understand that the next president will most likely be nominating 3-4 justices for the Supreme Court. Do you really want Hillary Clinton to be making those choices for you?