Finding a balance between enough regulation and too much regulation is always a challenge. But I think we all agree that any business that is left unregulated or at least regulated without enforcement is not a good idea.
Michigan lawmakers are trying to fix that problem with an industry that has virtually gone unchecked for many years: the abortion industry. But, like in other states where lawmakers have tried to place regulations that will help protect the women seeking abortions, the abortion industry is labeling such legislation as an attack on women’s rights.
The New York Times published an editorial by last week that did just that. They called the new regulations “An Affront to Michigan Women.” They said,
“Despite clear public support for women’s reproductive rights, Michigan’s Republican-controlled Legislature used the just-ended lame-duck session to ram through harmful measures eliminating insurance coverage of abortions and imposing medically unnecessary regulations on providers of safe and legal abortion care.”
Did you ever wonder why regulations on hospitals or medical clinics are not met with such heated opposition? Doctors have to deal with all kinds of regulations to protect patient’s rights and keep them safe. Why does the abortion industry and abortionists feel that they are above all that?
For years now abortion profiteers have been able to do as they please without much oversight because people are afraid to being labeled as “attackers of women’s reproductive rights.”
When problems do arise, they throw a lot of money at them (because they make millions from abortions) and make it go away such was the case in Kansas and the Planned Parenthood case that has seen most of the charges brought against them dropped and the life and career of former Kansas attorney general Phill Kline destroyed for going after them.
Another point of contention is his characterization of abortion mills as providing “safe and legal abortion care.” Try telling that to the family of Tonya Reaves who dies after a botched abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago or the hundreds of other who have died from botched abortions.
Without sufficient regulations and enforcement stories like that of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia who performed abortions by delivering the babies and sticking scissors at the base of the skull killing the babies. He was eventually arrested and charged with six counts of murder. Other members of his staff were also charged with various crimes.
A friend of mine brought this editorial to my attention along with her letter to the editor. Here’s what she had to say.
To the Editor,
Contrary to the Dec. 27th editorial, bills regulating abortion services in Michigan are needed, sorely needed to correct literally decades of sub-standard and dangerous medical practices that have plagued that state’s abortion facilities for decades. Several Michigan clinics violated state laws by throwing bloody bio-hazard waste and literally hundreds of patient records into their dumpsters. In recent years even the dismembered remains of aborted babies were discovered in clinic trash containers. Hundreds of lawsuits have been brought by women permanently maimed by abortion practitioners. If the Times thinks that the new statutes are an “affront to Michigan women” it should consider Tamia Russell, Chevron Williams and Regina Johnson—just three women who died from botched abortions in Michigan. The Times never wrote any editorials about them! Michigan should be applauded for calling abortionists to responsibility in a trade that often exploits women who are vulnerable and desperate and believe abortion is their only “choice.”
Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D.
The pro-aborts are always trying to paint the pro-lifers as being against women’s rights which couldn’t be further from the truth. We love the babies and mothers alike. We consider ALL LIFE to be precious and a gift from God. We view abortion as being harmful to women and would like to see it end. But the reality is that, at least for now, it’s legal. With that said, we don’t want women hurt by money hungry abortionists that are more interested in their profit line than they are about the women. Too many botched abortions are taking place. Too many women are being hurt. Any regulations that will reduce those numbers is a good thing and should not be opposed by anyone, especially those that say they believe in access to “safe and legal abortions” for women.
One last thought. I’m reminded of what Abby Johnson wrote in her book, Unplanned. She said that when she first began working for Planned Parenthood it was because she was told that they wanted to make abortions safe and rare. I’ve noticed that nobody talks about the “rare” aspect of abortions any more. Do you ever wonder why? I guess there’s no money in that.