By Dave Andrusko
Let’s see. When addressing abortion, what are the hallmarks of an editorial by the hyper-pro-abortion New York Times? Let’s begin with what it isn’t: reasonable, fair, able to see the other side (ours) even if they disagree, and temperate.
Their remarks always read as if some intern has been commissioned to spend an afternoon scrounging around a well-thumbed Thesaurus of Insults.
“Cloaked,” “obstructionist efforts,” “insulting ruse”– and that’s just the first paragraph!
The cause of this rant? Life (that is, pro-lifers) in general, the decision Tuesday by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold almost all of Texas’s historic HB 2, in particular.
The three-judge panel came to a conclusion the New York Times’ editorial board loathed. In particular (with a couple of exceptions), that abortionists have admitting privileges to a local hospital, and that abortion clinics meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers.
The Times (surprise, surprise) found the former wholly unnecessary, the latter wholly unnecessary and prohibitively expensive.
There is nothing, nada, zilch to be said, according to the Times, for mandating that fly-in abortionists have admitting privileges to a local hospital (within 30 miles) for those inevitable occasions when complications occur. To the Times, (and others of its ilk, such as Paul Waldman), it’s wholly unnecessary. The abortionist can just stop, say, at a local 7/11 and call in.
No big deal; that’s what phones are for. So much for the aborted woman as his “patient.”
And we all know how all abortion clinics are spic-and-span clean. No chance they’d be rat hole like Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors. Or perform “meat-market style assembly-line abortions,” as two nurses accused the Delaware Planned Parenthood clinic they once worked at of doing.
And thus it only makes sense that the Times not only adamantly opposes upgrading abortion clinics, it also has no time for annual inspections. Since every abortion clinic is a caring, clean, cuddly place, why go to the expense of having inspectors come ‘round?
Their faith in the Abortion Industry would be so touching if it weren’t so lethally out of touch.