Instead of shifting focus to provide real help to pregnant mothers in need, the abortion industry is preparing for an end to Roe v. Wade by working to expand its deadly business in the states where abortions likely will remain legal.
Both pro-life and pro-abortion activists believe the U.S. Supreme Court may weaken or overturn Roe this summer when it rules on the Mississippi case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. If that happens, approximately half the country may protect unborn babies by banning abortions.
To keep their abortion business flowing, abortion facilities are turning to states like California and New York where abortions almost certainly will remain legal and unrestricted, according to Reuters.
Already, Planned Parenthood, a billion-dollar abortion chain that does more than one third of all abortions in the U.S., is working to expand several of its facilities in California and build a new one in Reno, Nevada, the report states.
Earlier this year, it also partnered with another abortion business to establish a new logistics center in Illinois that makes abortion appointments, travel and other arrangements for women coming from other states.
“We are getting ready for this post-Roe world and getting ready to continue to be the safety net for patients from all over the country,” said Jessica Hamilton, an abortionist at a Planned Parenthood in Sacramento.
Other abortion groups told Reuters that they also plan to increase their abortion work in Minnesota, New York and Virginia.
Amy Hagstrom Miller, CEO of the Texas-based abortion chain Whole Woman’s Health, said they hope to expand in Minnesota soon, and they just opened a new telemed abortion office in New Mexico for women across the border in Texas, according to the report.
Texas bans abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy. While some mothers are traveling to other states for abortions, many others are choosing life and finding support at local pregnancy centers, maternity homes and other pro-life charities. Since September, the Texas law has saved thousands of babies’ lives, cutting severely into abortion businesses’ profits.
“Texas is having a dress rehearsal for what we can expect across the country as Roe is either overturned or further chipped away at,” Hagstrom Miller told the news outlet.
Right now, pro-lifers in Visalia, California are trying to stop the Planned Parenthood abortion chain from expanding in their community. According to Reuters, “Since the city’s planning commission approved a larger site for the clinic in December, abortion opponents have called for protesters to speak out against the project when the city council considers it at a meeting next month.”
This aggressive new drive to expand abortion shows that the abortion industry’s true goals are not to help women in need. Many women come to abortion facilities in desperation because of financial or family struggles, none of which abortion solves. The abortion industry’s goal is to sell abortions, not help solve real problems like poverty, access to basic health care, maternal and infant mortality, and healthy relationships.
Overturning Roe will provide a new opportunity for society to recognize that aborting an unborn baby is not a solution to poverty, relationship problems or abuse. Women deserve true support in these situations, and their unborn babies are second members of the family who equally deserve society’s compassion and support.