Abortion is a “right” is a claim often made by the media – and USA Today is no exception.
USA Today’s editorial board penned a piece entitled, “Abortion safety as a pretext: Our view” on Oct. 10. In it, the staff called abortion a “right burdened by so many unnecessary obstacles” and detailed how “abortion foes” are “chipping away” at Roe v. Wade’s “guarantee.”
From the beginning, the piece claimed, “States have every obligation to ensure that abortions are performed safely.” “But when states use safety as a pretext to put providers out of business,” the staff argued, “they make abortion riskier for all women and deny some a right.” (Babies not included.)
Pointing to Texas, the staff wrote how “an abortion has become almost meaningless for many women,” after downsizing from 41 abortion clinics last year to eight today. The staff blamed the change on the state’s “onerous regulations” that translate into “costly renovations and force providers to affiliate with hospitals.”
Among other concerns, USA Today warned, “Women unable to travel might turn to dangerous alternatives.” Or – gasp – they might rethink their choice to end a baby’s life.