Every 30 seconds there’s an ACLU ad that plays the sympathetic story of a woman burdened by the horrible plight of not being allowed to promptly kill her baby.
“Just imagine,” the commercial’s narrator intones.
The immediate trigger here is Texas’ abortion law which lefties and their media claimed would be absolutely devastating to women, and which the media now also argues had almost no impact.
So which is it?
Most Women Denied Abortions by Texas Law Got Them Another Way – New York Times
In the months after Texas banned all but the earliest abortions in September, the number of legal abortions in the state fell by about half. But two new studies suggest the total number among Texas women fell by far less — around 10 percent — because of large increases in the number of Texans who traveled to a clinic in a nearby state or ordered abortion pills online.
That’s hardly surprising. A cheap plane ticket from Dallas to LA goes for under a hundred bucks. Bus fare is even less. And those who have cars can drive.
Much like mass shooters, anyone who really wants a gun or a lifestyle abortion can get one. State laws restrict abortion in a particular state, not nationwide.
But then why the meltdowns over the Texas law if, as the New York Times admits, this red line scenario had little impact. Why not allow more conservative states to pass abortion laws while allowing lefty states to encourage and fund abortion? The moral case from the social conservative side against this is obvious, but the lefty case amounts to an inconvenience. A fraction of the budget allotted to pro-abortion groups could easily fund the transportation costs.
The opposition very much shows that it is a ‘moral’ issue to the Left. It’s not about the abortion itself, but about the insistence that their cause, their ideology and their worldview must triumph.