Texas Reducing Number Of Abortion Clinics - An Unintended Benefit
On Wednesday June 6, 2015, just before 5 P.M. Eastern , I was channel-surfing and stopped briefly on MSNBC and watched while the host, Alex Wagner, interviewed Planned Parenthood executive, Cecile Richards . The Ms. Richard was concerned about the fact that abortion clinics in Texas may be reduced to as few as 10 locations. While that number may or may not be adequate to meet the demands for abortions, one of the concerns that Planned Parenthood had was that that number of abortion clinics may force illegal immigrants to return to Mexico to obtain an abortion.
The following incredible exchange took place:
WAGNER: Because if you are asking a woman to drive hundreds of miles to get an abortion, that's limiting the number of women who can take work off, who have access to transportation. I mean, this law disproportionately it would seem targets poor women.
RICHARDS: Absolutely. It already targets women that have the least access to health care. And I think one of the really cruel ironies of this is that women on the Rio Grande border, one of the most under served areas of the State of Texas, many of those women are undocumented. They actually cannot drive to San Antonio. They cannot drive to Houston or Austin because they can't pass through the border check points. And so, we're really literally forcing women to go across the border to Mexico to get what is a legal procedure in the State of Texas or should be a legal procedure in the State of Texas.
Apparently, we are currently using tax dollars to give illegal immigrants abortions and by reducing the number of abortion clinics we can get the lawbreakers to go home. I just don’t see the problem.
You can read a transcript of the interview here:
Posted by Rick | June 11, 2015 06:17 AM