Monday, July 15, 2013
Abortion at the Flea Market
At an open-air flea market outside McAllen, Texas, near the Mexican border, shoppers can buy a goat and get their car windows tinted. Tables with handwritten signs touting Viagra are stocked with herbal remedies promising to burn fat and boost breast size. You can also find pills to end a pregnancy.
No photographs in this article from the flea market, and I can guess why. Goats are funny!
And of course the tone we want is that women are about to die. Why are they about to die? Republicans.
If the law -- promoted as a way to improve women’s health -- makes legal abortion unavailable in Texas, more women may turn to markets such as the one near McAllen and risk their lives.
So we are now told that the abortion pill, RU-486, is not simple and easy. It's not just swallowing a pill. There are risks involved. And you might even die.
an increasing number of women suffering from incomplete abortions and bleeding
side effects include premature birth and uterine rupture
There would be no journalism on these dangerous black market abortions if Texas wasn't adding health regulations to abortion clinics. Would there? The idea is that these health regulations will make abortions more expensive. But they're already too expensive for these women!
At the nearest legal provider, a pharmaceutical abortion costs $550.
That's the price of RU-486 in Texas today! Before the new health regulations take effect. This is why there is already a black market in abortion pills. And so now we are getting actual journalism about the danger of the abortion pill.
It would be nice if we had some unbiased journalism. But buried in the article we have this information on the abortion pill...
When taken as directed, it's effective 92 percent to 95 percent of the time
So the failure rate is 5-8%, with an abortion doctor, in an abortion clinic? And you don't want these clinics to have surgical facilities?