The greatest burden for a woman is the distance she must travel to get an abortion when she wants one. That’s according to abortion advocates who believe “abortion access” should be no further than your local Walgreens.
Looking for a link between the decline of national abortion rates and the number of facilities that kill preborn children, researchers have long studied the distances between abortion facilities and their potential customers. They conclude that fewer facilities means fewer abortions.
Wait. It takes months and months of research to determine this? Basic economics will tell you that the higher availability of a service will increase the use of it. If Starbucks were to close 10,000 of its 26,000 locations this year, should we be surprised to find out fewer people were purchasing Starbucks drinks next year?
Behold the abortion access map being shared by abortion groups:
The red on this map depicts all the areas women have to travel more than 100 miles to get an abortion. 90% of counties...
Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Planned Parenthood finds it deplorable that a mother might have to travel more than 100 miles to have her child killed. According to the study, the long distance comes with additional “burdens” for mothers, such as added time off work or school, loss of vacation time, daycare costs, and having to tell more people that her long absence is attributed to her want of a dead baby. This pro-abortion talking point is meaningless when you consider that the hypothetical mothers in this study live in cities—you know, with interstates that permit drivers to speed upwards of 70 miles per hour. Travelling 100 miles at interstate speeds won’t even require so much as a rest stop. She’ll spend more time sitting in the lobby of the abortion center than she will in the car.
The whole point of the map is to garner sympathy and stir up outrage from supporters. It’s a fear tactic—the very thing these extremist groups pretend to condemn. Heaven forbid a mother has to sit awhile and contemplate the injustice in which she’s about to participate.