If Roe/Casey Is Killed In June, Is The US Supreme Court Guilty Of Murder?

By Donald A. Collins | 7 April 2022
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The so-called Pro-life movement will forever keep charging Pro-choice advocates of murder when fetus tissues are removed from women’s vaginas. Let’s move on!

The best news about the bad news about Roe/Casey’s likely death was a splendid March 28 article by Caroline Kitchener in the Washington Post which presented a feasible “plan to create abortion refuge for the post-Roe era”.

Read here the first few paragraphs to get the idea of how this facility handles out of state women.

When the woman called Planned Parenthood to schedule her abortion, Alexandria Ball picked up the phone and explained exactly what would happen next.

Ball and her colleagues would book her bus ticket to Illinois.

They would put her up in a hotel.

They would help find funding for her abortion.

And they would pay for her 15-year-old son to come along.

“Is this a dream?” asked the pregnant mother from western Missouri.

Attached to an abortion clinic on the Missouri-Illinois border, this first-of-its-kind call center offers a window into the splintered future of abortion care in the United States if the Supreme Court decides this summer to roll back Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. Since the call center opened in December, Ball and her colleagues have been laying the groundwork to turn their operation into a blue-state abortion refuge for patients from across the South and Midwest, whose more conservative home states are poised to restrict abortion access if Roe falls.

You can read the entire article here with pictures of its beautifully equipped operation rooms and how its staff makes its customers feel safe and respected. Financial help is offered to all who need it.

Enough facilities like this one could help to keep abortion legal, safe, and more readily available, but of course President Carter’s Director of Management and Budget, Bert Lance’s aphorism comes to mind after if Roe’s Stare decisis precedent of 48 years may fall: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

We all will be watching developments from now until the Supreme Court makes its decision and then following the consequences for women and society from this barbarous possible outcome.

Consider these current abortion facts from a recent Washington Post article:

Abortion at the Supreme Court. The justices’ upcoming ruling on a Mississippi law could dramatically change abortion access in the U.S., including possibly overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which established a constitutional right to abortion.

If Roe v. Wade is overturned. Abortion would remain legal in more than half of states, but not in a wide swath of the Midwest and the South. While some women will be able to travel out of state or rely on pills to terminate a pregnancy, many in lower-income groups might not have access.

On the state level. Ahead of the Supreme Court’s ruling, Republican-led state legislatures aren’t waiting to advance new restrictions on abortion. Florida and Kentucky recently passed a ban on the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy, while Idaho banned abortions after 6 weeks.

Who gets abortions in America? The portrait of abortion has changed with society. Today, teenagers are having far fewer abortions. The typical patient is most likely already a mother, poor, unmarried, in her late 20s, has some college education and is very early in pregnancy.

Abortion pills. Medication abortion has increasingly become the most accessible and preferred method for terminating pregnancy. More than half of U.S. abortions are now carried out with abortion pills, and the F.D.A. has said it will permanently allow patients to receive them by mail.

Since the late 1960’s I have personally been helping in various ways to assist women in obtaining abortions. The moral case for safe, legal abortions has constantly been attacked by those who consider removal of any fetus murder. As founding Chair and President of Ipas in 1971 that NGO was able to reach millions of women overseas but only a fraction of those who could use such services.

That half the births in the USA are unintended is unconscionable. Lots of work to do, as the planet is at a crossroads for survivability as my enclosed book argues. Human numbers have expanded 4 times to 8 billion in my 91-year lifetime. Many Pro-lifers want to do away with contraception as a next step.

Endless attacks by religious zealots on the health of women will continue and the despicable legacy of Donald J. Trump will haunt American democracy for decades. However, great facilities such as the PP clinic noted above will keep expanding the ability for women to obtain safe, available abortions!

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”, “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?: Leaders Commit to Reduce Human Population” and “Vote”.

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