Abortion Open Thread

Bitter Pill


Artist – Steve Greenberg

This is the state of abortion coverage in Texas now than most clinics have been forced to close. Women are calling from hundreds of miles away to find access.

Ken Lambrecht, president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Dallas, said he was anticipating a jump in calls but not from so many women hundreds of miles away.

He told the newspaper that when a mother seeking an abortion for her daughter was told the next available appointment wasn’t for another three weeks, she said: “We might as well go to Mexico.”

That’s the goal, isn’t it? The conservative goal is to make it so impractical that it becomes inaccessible.

This primarily harms low-income women. Conservative middle and upper class women who vote Republican can afford to travel long distances for abortions.