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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 02:17 PM

1. The main reason to oppose such laws is the lesson learned from the war on the Right to Choice.

The circumstances are very similar. A group of emotion driven people who so disagree with a civil right, even one clearly upheld by the SCOTUS, will never stop in their quest to destroy that right. A woman's right to choose has been picked apart so thoroughly by a strategy of legal regulation creep that some states no longer have a single abortion clinic to provide such vital health care. It started with small regulations, mere inconveniences we were told. Soon the waiting periods got even more invasive, but the laws still went ahead under a statement of "we aren't stopping women from getting abortions, we're just protecting minors, etc..." The regulations began to subject woman to indignities, like mandatory ultrasound rape wands as the fanatics moved to make the procedures too expensive for anyone to afford. Rather than discuss the actual medical procedures, the fanatics chose to remain ignorant of the medical terminology and use their own terms like "partial birth abortion" to ramp up support. The final act was to regulate the clinics so harshly on building design, location, and so on that few could stay open. And so while the right to choice still exists in the books, few women in some states have the ability to exercise it.

The lesson is clear - Authoritarians will never be sated with a mere morsel of the flesh of liberty. They will keep biting away until the victim dies from blood loss.

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