Financial “Health” of Abortion Industry v. “Women’s Health”

While not surprising, the Supreme Court decision striking down the Texas law that regulated the safety of abortion clinics, is devastating on many levels. Once again the lives of women, not to mention of course, the life of innocent children in the womb, are put in jeopardy because the highest court of the land agrees that basic health and safety standards are burdensome. It’s also extremely hypocritical on the part of those pro-abortion activists fighting the regulations. It’s about “health“ alright, in one sense of the word. But it’s not about the physical health of women. In the end, it’s about the financial “health” of the abortion industry. How many abortions can they perform, and how much money can they make with as little investment as possible? As pro-life leaders across the nation are saying, it’s disguised as a caring and compassionate decision when it’s really a decision based on a big dollar sign. And why wouldn’t it be when the abortion industry in the United States takes in close to a billion dollars a year or more.

“How shabby are these abortion clinics that they cannot meet the minimum standards other outpatient surgical centers are required to meet, and just how bad are these abortionists that they can’t get admitting privileges at a local hospital?”

In her statement on behalf of the National Right to Life, President Carol Tobias said we don’t have to look very far to see just how low the abortion industry will go when it comes to its bottom line.“

“As we saw with Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia, it’s clear that the lucrative abortion industry is not able or willing to police itself and allows filthy, deplorable conditions to go unchecked.”

More recently, just last week as a matter of fact, we had a case in my home state of Michigan where an abortion practitioner is facing several different charges after being suspected of performing abortions in his home or the homes of his clients. Stories like these rarely make the headlines beyond pro-life and religious media outlets. But they’re happening around us on a consistent basis. What we see and hear in the news, and from the majority of messages from our culture, however, is that it’s all about the health and safety of women. Sure, and I’m the new queen of England.

How frightening is it, as Priests for Life points out, that the Supreme Court has now become the Supreme Medical Board?

“The Supreme Court is now the Supreme Medical Board, setting its own standards for patient care in the United States. This decision is an outrageous usurpation of legislative power and it only underscores the critical importance of electing a President who will nominate — and Senators who will confirm — justices to the Supreme Court who will adjudicate, not write the law.”

I’ll be discussing this on my radio program, Catholic Connection, this week. Tune in tomorrow from 8am to 10am ET to hear from a variety of pro-life leaders and legal experts on what this means and how pro-life people should respond.