Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Abortion In The Heartland

                It is estimated that one in every three American women will have an abortion by age 45.
                Yes, business is good at the Whole Woman’s Health Clinics now spread over four states. The clinic in downtown Minneapolis performs about one-third of the state of Minnesota’s abortions. Its walls are adorned with messages that are intended to be reassuring and uplifting. (Probably not to the baby). For example, one states “I have no fear. I only have love-Stevie Nicks.” Apparently not love for the baby, however, what with “it” being the reason for the abortion (and clinic). That leaves only the abortionist, the clinic itself or the woman/girl having the abortion as the object of her affection. Maybe it’s all three, but I’m guessing it’s mostly self-love.  I wonder if they had Stevie sign off on their use of that quote. I’m sure that those words would have rung just as true, and been just as meaningful and appropriate if the Germans had placed them on the walls at Dachau or Auschwitz.
                And that’s not the only profundity the hallowed walls of the clinic offer up. There is also this: “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.”- Emma Goldman
                What the hell? Well, if I have to wear pants I don’t want to be part of your revolution. So there! The only words relevant in that quote are ‘I’ and ‘revolution.’ Tellingly, 'I' is the only word used more than once. A revolution- of sorts- is what they want. A revolt against past norms, values and mores so that they don’t have to deal with the consequences of their actions.
                The clinic’s marketing manager told the Minneapolis Star & Tribune, “I think it’s just really important for people to know that they’re not in it alone.”  
                Tell that to the baby.

                Minnesota’s legislature has passed seven different pro-life measures. All of them were vetoed by governor Mark Dayton.
                The president of Planned Parenthood Minnesota told the Star & Tribune, “Minnesota, currently, is a real beacon of sanity and hope for women in the Upper Midwest.” Minnesota has as many abortion clinics as Wisconsin and the Dakotas combined and a third of its abortions are taxpayer-funded.
                This is in contrast to, say, Texas where nearly half of the abortion clinics have closed. Or neighboring South Dakota, which has only one clinic left and where the last home-based doctor willing to perform abortions recently retired.
                “It feels like two different Americas that depend upon your ZIP code,” stated Amy Hagstrom Miller, the native Minnesotan who founded Whole Woman’s Health in 2003.
                Yes it does, Amy, yes it does.

                In one, babies are being aborted (with taxpayers money) and clinics are being born.
                In the other, clinics are being aborted and babies are being born.


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