Pro-choicers seek to bring back the clothes-hanger days

For years, pro-choice activists have used the clothes hanger as the emblem of the dark old days when abortion was illegal and women had to perform the procedure in their homes with make-shift tools. It was part of their ploy to pretend that they cared for women and wanted them to be safe. Well, looks like they didn’t care about women’s safety after all:

Abortionists don’t need a doctor’s license: bill rammed through California Senate

BY KATHLEEN GILBERTFri Sep 07, 2012 12:38 EST

SACRAMENTO, September 7, 2012, ( – The California Senate last week rammed through a bill allowing abortionists to practice without a doctor’s license, which now awaits approval from Governor Jerry Brown.
Senate Bill 623, introduced by Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, extends a program run by the University of California at San Francisco, in which nurse practitioners, midwives, and doctors’ assistants are trained to perform abortions without any further training in medicine. Kehoe argues the bill is necessary because there aren’t enough doctors performing abortions in California. (Source)

The truth has a way of oozing out. Legalizing abortion was never about protecting women’s health. It was always about offering women and men a quick and dirty way out of having to deal with an unplanned situation, almost always the result of poor decisions and irresponsible sex. If California is going to let a bunch of hacks perform abortions, I guarantee that we’ll see a rise in health problems and deaths from those supposedly safe legal abortions. This is very unfortunate.

There’s a silver lining to this story. The shortage of doctors willing to perform abortions is a hopeful sign. There have always been two ways of eradicating abortion: reducing demand or reducing supply. Pro-lifers have almost invariably focused on reducing demand by trying to persuade people from not having abortions. But reducing supply through a lack of professionals willing to perform the ghastly procedure works too. Maybe we need a new strategy on the supply side.

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