It’s a little curious that free society has reached a point where a legal procedure, abortion, is deliberately made as inaccessible as possible to the very people who need and want to avail themselves of it.
Even more curious is that this has come to pass in a country where only 19% of people polled (Gallup 2015) are completely against abortion in any circumstance.
John Oliver reviews the situation on Last Week Tonight and it appears that it is pretty grim in certain states.
I can understand why people feel that abortion is something they wouldn’t choose for themselves. I can even understand (although it makes my blood pressure rise) why someone would decide that they ought to be able to force other people to comply with their predilections/religious beliefs. What I don’t understand is if there is genuinely little popular support for laws like this, why politicians pass them in the first place.
Hat-tip: Steve P.