From time to time I come across an article I want to write about, but I can’t think of anything to write other than “this is so f’in ridiculous.”
A prime example is Salon’s “The 10 Most Dangerous Places to Be a Woman in America.” The article basically lists 10 states that place restrictions on abortion. From the article:
Lately, the preferred strategy for reproductive rights opponents in the United States seems to be: If you can’t beat Roe v. Wade, then simply regulate around it.
Whether it’s the newly imposed 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions in South Dakota, or Virginia’s Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider (TRAP) law that shuttered a clinic after 40 years in operation because the ventilation and temperature control systems required by the new regulations were simply too expensive, when it comes to undermining women’s autonomy and banning abortion in 2013, it’s all about petty bureaucracy.
The current battle playing out in Texas is only one example among dozens of states trying to bury abortion rights in red tape.
Finally, a liberal admits that regulation of an industry isn’t about safety, but about ending that industry’s ability to operate profitably. Notify the EPA and FDA!
Can you imagine women in, say, Egypt reading this list? No, women in America aren’t being assaulted and raped in the streets. Instead America’s version of a “dangerous place” is one where women aren’t able to abort their babies at whatever time and place is most convenient for them. In liberals’ idea of a ‘safe’ America, there’s a Gosnell on every corner, a baby in every toilet.