The Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is the last one remaining in that state. “Planned Parenthood abortion clinic” sounds a little oxymoronic to me. Kind of like the “Proactive Financial Planning Network’s bankruptcy center.” But I digress.
Anyway, feminists are bemoaning the fact that South Dakota has passed a number of laws restricting access to abortion. The most “controversial” law, passed in 2011, requires every woman to visit a “pregnancy help center” before having an abortion so she can hear about options available “to help her maintain her relationship with her unborn child.”
“Officials” say the law is so offensive that closing the clinic is under discussion.
The “procedure” isn’t in any way offensive, of course, but a law that requires a woman to simply hear about other options is.
I thought this was all about “Pro-choice?!?”
The medical director of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and the Dakotas stated that abortion “is basic health care for women. One in three women have an abortion in their lifetime. How much more basic is that?” One in three women may gamble, too. That doesn’t qualify gambling as basic financial planning! She went on to say that she decided years ago that “I’m a good feminist, I’ll learn how to do abortions.”
This “feminist” should consider going to China. Not only would she be more in tune with the political climate, she could perform abortions to her heart’s content. The government of China claims that 13 million abortions are performed there each year, and the figure is likely much higher. Of course, most of the aborted are females, as most families want their lone “allowable” child to be a boy, resulting in an unbalanced population heavily weighted towards males.
Feminism in action.