It’s been over 40 years since abortion was made legal in this country during all nine months of pregnancy for any reason whatsoever. Pro-lifers have fought long and hard to chip away abortion rights and it can seem like a never-ending battle – but it isn’t.
We have made incredible strides in protecting the preborn child and making sure that the womb is the safest place for a growing baby inside its mother. We have sought to make sure women know all the options before choosing to give their little child life or not. Last year, Students for Life was on the forefront of the Texas battle over making sure that abortion would be banned after 22 weeks and that all abortion facilities would have to meet basic medical standards.
The Washington Post editorial board opined on abortion rights since that historic vote last summer in Texas. They said:
ABORTION REMAINS legal in the United States, but states such as Texas are erecting legal impediments before clinics that perform the procedure. In effect, 40 years after the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade established the right to first-trimester abortion, pro-life groups and lawmakers are negating its effects. [emphasis ours]
“Negating its effects” – those are strong words. But it gets better. The Texas law, HB2, has wiped out almost HALF of all abortion facilities in the state.
The liberal website Mother Jones laments that,
When Perry held his signing ceremony last July, Texas had 40 licensed abortion clinics. Today, only 21 are still providing abortions. By September, when a section of the law requiring abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers takes effect, there may be only six.
They are so distraught they even made a handy gif to show all the abortion facilities that are closing.
The abortion advocates are so distraught because their revenue stream is going to dry up if they can’t open more abortion facilities. That’s how they make their money. Abortion is a money maker to Planned Parenthood and others, nothing more. They even have abortion quotas that affiliates are required to meet each month to make sure the bottom line is funded.
Hopefully many more states will follow Texas’ lead and craft legislation that not only supports the rights of the preborn child but also seeks to truly protect women’s health.