With the Supreme Court’s monumental decision to overturn Roe v. Wade being released this morning, the entire liberal media has entered a collective period of mourning, grief, and anger. One of the first salvos of this predictable keening came from The Washington Post’s Caroline Kitchener, whose article “Roe’s demise marks new phase in state-by-state battle over abortion” is little more than a massive freakout about the impending abortion bans in thirteen different states.
Kitchener begins by focusing on who she thinks our sympathies should lie with: the abortionists:
When the decision came down shortly after 10 a.m. Eastern time, many of the clinics in trigger-ban states were filled with patients scheduled to receive abortion care. Administrators had to confront busy waiting rooms and inform patients that they could no longer legally perform the procedure, distributing lists of out-of-state clinics hundreds of miles away, aware that many of their patients will not be able to travel that far.
After lamenting the diminishing resources for women to seek out-of-state abortions, she highlights a foreign organization dedicated to providing illegal abortions, “Aid Access, an Austrian-based organization run by Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts, mails abortion pills to all 50 states, including over a dozen states that have banned abortion by mail. Their orders from Texas increased by over 1,000 percent when the state enacted its six-week ban.”
Of course, no article would be complete without a reference to how this decision means everyone must vote Blue in November, “Midterm election results could affect whether abortion remains legal in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, states with Republican-led legislatures and Democratic governors who support abortion rights.”
Kitchener makes sure to highlight the steps Planned Parenthood is taking to make sure women could still seek abortion and their coffers are still filled:
Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics are doing what they can to accommodate as many patients as possible. In southern Illinois, where approximately 14,000 out-of-state patients are now expected to seek abortion care every year, the organization has created a flagship call center program that books appointments for traveling patients and helps them cover the cost of their trip.
She then focused on one particular case of an abortion provider moving across state lines because of the trigger ban, writing in the same sympathetic tone one would right about a refugee family, “In Fargo, N.D., Tammi Kromenaker has found a new location for Red River Women’s Clinic, the only abortion clinic in North Dakota, where a trigger ban will take effect within 30 days. The clinic will move across the river, to Moorhead, Minn., a state with abortion protections in place.”
Nowhere in this piece are mentioned the many crisis pregnancy centers across the country ready and willing to help women get the care they need so they don’t feel pressured to seek an abortion. The focus is entirely on making The Post’s readers aware of the supposed heroic lengths abortion providers are going to make sure that they can stay open.
The thought of a world where it is neither legal nor encouraged to kill a child in the womb is heartbreaking to these people. Disgusting.