As you well know, the Supreme Court just made a major ruling on abortion in the US. And the political left is not at all happy about it. So, of course, a few of their not-so-bright mouthpieces have put forward some ideas on how to combat that ruling.
Enter Democratic socialists Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
They plan to beg the federal government to set abortion clinics on federal lands in states where the practice has been recently made illegal or banned. But as even the White House admits, it’s a rather ridiculous, if not completely “dangerous” plan.
The plan was first reported on Monday by The Washington Post, which employs abortion reporter Caroline Kitchener. Kitchener tweeted that she had just spoken with Warren, who had suggested that “the Biden administration establish Planned Parenthood outposts on the edges of national parks.”
According to Warren, Biden should be putting “up tents, have trained personnel – and be there to help people who need it. It’s time to declare a medical emergency.”
I know; she’s a bit dramatic at the end.
But that aside, she’s not the only one who supports such idiocy.
As RNC Research reported on Tuesday, AOC like the idea, too.
According to footage of the liberal crazed New Yorker, she said, “I’ll start with the babiest of the babiest of the baby steps. Open abortion clinics on federal lands in red states right now.”
Yes, the pair are actually suggesting that the federal government break state laws and put up places where abortions can be performed… Radical is one way to put it. Stupid is another.
And even Biden’s press secretary must admit it’s a terrible idea.
When asked about it during a press conference on Air Force One on Tuesday, Karine Jean-Pierre explained its problems.
While she admitted that it was no doubt “well-intentioned,” she stated that it would put the very people AOC and Warren wanted to offer help to at risk. She explained that in states where abortion is now illegal for the most part, even if the federal government set up clinics on federal lands, state laws could still punish and prosecute both women getting abortions and providers performing them.
“And so, this is – as we understand why they would put forward this proposal, there’s actually dangerous ramifications to doing this.”
Indeed, there is. Of course, I don’t expect Elizabeth Warren, and especially not AOC, to understand this.
Both women are completely underqualified for their positions as not only a voice for the people but also as someone who has the power to make our laws. Firstly, neither of them really seems to understand or care what the actual people of the United States need and want.
Remember AOC’s refusal to let Amazon move its headquarters to her district? It cost her constituents thousands of jobs and likely billions in revenue.
And Warren… well, this is the same woman that thinks wiping out all student debt and making childcare free will be the solution to inflation… Clearly, she’s forgotten how economics and math in general work.
So it’s understandable that neither of them would clearly understand 1) what the recent SCOTUS ruling means and 2) that there are much easier ways to get “help” to abortion-needing women.
As for the first, the ruling simply makes abortion a state-decided issue. So in states where the majority don’t approve of it in certain forms, it will be made illegal. On the other hand, this also means that it will likely be left alone and accepted in states like AOC’s New York and Warren’s Massachusetts.
And that leads us to the second point.
Rather than making things rather sticky and possibly punishable for women living in red states where it might now be illegal, wouldn’t it be easier to simply encourage them to move to more blue states where abortion is still legal? This would also seem to increase population levels in those states and possibly even add representation and votes, right?
But, of course, neither of these women are all that known for their practicality, are they? If this doesn’t prove that, nothing will.