I was visiting our son and his family in Dallas, Texas on June 27, 2016 when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-3 ruling in the abortion facility medical standards case, Woman’s Whole Health v. Hellerstedt, striking down Texas’ rules protecting women’s health and safety.
The following is from an email from Serrin Foster, President of Feminists for Life, a highly respected organization dedicated to the premise that “women deserve better® than abortion”.
Supreme Court Ruling Protects Abortion Providers, Not Women
What Justice Kennedy fails to realize is that women are driven to abortion because of obstacles they face in their life.
And now, the Supreme Court has put the providers’ interests above those of women.
Hundreds of women and teenagers have died since abortion was made legal in this country.
Who mourns for Karnamaya Mongar, a poor immigrant murdered by Kermit Gosnell? Who mourns for Dawn Ravenell, a 13-year-old African-American girl who left for school one day, secretly had an abortion and never came home? Who mourns for Christin Gilbert, a teen with Down’s Syndrome who died from a botched third-term abortion at the hands of George Tiller?
Women must realize that with the Supreme Court’s ruling, the law will not protect them. Doctors, educational institutions, and abusive fathers are not there to protect them or to help them overcome these obstacles.
The new Guttmacher Institute report reveals that things have gotten much worse for women and children in the last eight years. Three out of four women and girls who have abortions are from poor and low income families.
Abortion does not make them richer. Sixty-six percent are pursuing a post-secondary degree. Education can raise them out of poverty. Abortion never will.
Fifty-nine percent of those seeking abortions are already mothers. So they know, they know, what “it” is — their own daughter or son. But out of desperation they turn to abortion because they are so concerned about their situation economically or psychologically in terms of support from family, employers, educators, and most importantly the father of the child.