Skip to comments.Dems Assail Pro-Life Option [semi-satire]
Posted on 08/01/2022 10:22:24 AM PDT by John Semmens
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) has called for pregnancy crisis centers to be closed down "because they torture women. Instead of offering them the clean and simple option of abortion the are seducing them into giving birth and raising the baby. This inflicts years of responsibility, economic hardship, and worry on them."
Most pregnancy centers offer free sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, prenatal vitamins, ultrasounds, post-abortion care, parenting classes, adoption referrals, and even free baby clothes and diapers once the baby is born. The centers receive funding primarily through private donations and grants from religious organizations. Some states allow drivers to donate to these centers by buying "Choose Life" license plates.
Warren maintains that "these helpful sounding benefits are insidious inducements to accept burdens that could easily be avoided. Some of these centers go out of their way to secure employment for the baby's birthing person and sperm donor. This ensnares them in a potential lifetime of wage-slavery. All of this suffering could be avoided. The government will pay for an abortion or, if the birthing person declines to abort, child welfare payments. No one should be forced to bear or pay for a child's upkeep."
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich) expressed similar sentiments when she vetoed funding for maternity homes, adoption tax credits, and other items that assist pregnant women from the state's annual budget. "People who foolishly choose life should not expect the government to support their habit," Whitmer explained. "It would be fiscally irresponsible to encourage the very expensive birthing and rearing option when it is more economical to get an abortion. I must conserve taxpayer money to ensure that this more economical option can continue to be funded."
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I fail to see any satire.
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