March 18, 2013
"'Abortion Tourism' and Married Sex: Conservatives Get Mad at Anything Women Do," Amanda Marcotte, RH Reality Check: A recent Daily Caller article "is trying to get its hard right audience all riled up about" so-called "'[a]bortion tourism' or 'abortion vacations'" by "sneering at Lenzi Sheible, a pro-choice activist who started Fund Texas Women, a group dedicated to helping Texans who need to travel to get abortions under the draconian new state laws [HB 2] that have closed all the rural abortion clinics in the state," Marcotte writes. She calls the article "a marvel of right-wing resentment-stoking and hysteria, trying to make it seem as if there's some kind of scary abortion conspiracy going on, when in fact it's just an attempt to get women access to necessary health care, which their own government is trying to take away from them" (Marcotte, RH Reality Check, 3/17).
What others are saying about abortion restrictions:
~ "The Secret Strategy Behind 20-Week Abortion Bans," Tara Culp-Ressler, Center for American Progress' "ThinkProgress."
~ "State Lawmakers Can't Stop Introducing Abortion Bills," Laura Bassett, Huffington Post blogs.