During the bruising battle last Spring over Governor Cuomo’s abortion expansion bill, we repeatedly argued that one of the intended goals of the proposal was to permit non-doctors to perform surgical abortions. In response, we were routinely derided as being alarmist and accused of lying about the bill. Even the most ardent supporters of the bill denied having any such intention, and denied that it would have that effect.
They were wrong, of course, because the bill clearly would have permitted non-doctors to do abortions. In fact, one of its supporters finally admitted that on the floor of the Assembly.
But it says something that the pro-abortion people still felt a need to conceal their ultimate goals.
Well, in California, they recently enacted a law that would permit physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives to do chemical and surgical early abortions. The ostensible reason for this law is to increase “access” to abortion, which they see as an inherent part of women’s “reproductive health”.
Yes, you read correctly that midwives would be doing abortions, even though the entire purpose of their profession is to assist in giving birth. And yes, an abortion is seen as being part of “reproductive health”, even though it prevents reproduction and is hazardous to the health of both mother and child. Such is the twisted mindset of the anti-life ideology.
It says something about the state of things in California that the pro-abortion people don’t even feel a need to hide things any more. They are comfortable with being open, up-front, and honest about their goals — they want abortion to be unsafe, extremely legal, and anything but rare, and they don’t mind at all that people know about it.
This is an important lesson on the impact of the Culture of Death. When respect for life becomes so attenuated, and the desire to deal death becomes so routine, truth is inverted into lies, and lies become respectable. It is a cautionary tale for all of us, since we will certainly see a renewed effort by the Governor and his allies to pass an abortion expansion law here in New York.