Out of Touch? Pro-Choice Group Tells Houston Victims They'll Have Funds To Cover Abortions

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Posted: Sep 01, 2017 1:45 PM
Out of Touch? Pro-Choice Group Tells Houston Victims They'll Have Funds To Cover Abortions

Dear Houston residents, if you don’t have water, towels, food, or shelter, the Lilith Fund doesn’t have any of that—but they will provide resources to procure an abortion if that’s what’s on your mind in the wake of a horrific storm. Hurricane Harvey slammed the Houston area, dumping 11 trillion gallons of water, flooding whole sections of the city. First responders and good Samaritans, using their private watercraft, have rescued thousands. Tragically, almost 50 people have been killed by the storm, and that figure is expected to rise. Yet, in the wake of property loss, loss of life, and just overall devastation, it’s great to know that some groups are raising money to kill babies provide abortions. Let’s chalk this up as unseemly.

The Lilith Fund’s mission is to “assists Texans in exercising their fundamental right to abortion by removing barriers to access.” Okay—this is not really a priority. It’s search and rescue. If there’s anything that shows you how the progressive Left is just out of touch, this is a classic example. Let me direct you to Danielle Campoamor, editor of Romper, who decided to use Hurricane Harvey to slam Texas’ abortion laws:

Texas' anti-abortion legislation has already shut down a significant number of abortion clinics in the state, but Harvey has sufficiently rendered the remaining clinics in the Houston area either temporarily closed or impossible to reach by the women who need them the most.

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Currently, the state of Texas has some of the most anti-choice, anti-abortion laws in the United States. According to the Guttmacher Institute, a woman in Texas must endure a 24-hour waiting period and mandatory, state-directed counseling that includes information designed to discourage her from having an abortion before she can obtain the procedure.

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But for the women who were forced to cancel and/or reschedule their abortion appointments as a result of Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that followed, anti-abortion legislation has become more than an annoying, costly, and unnecessary burden: it's a potential wall that will keep women from the futures they've chosen for themselves.

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A local and vital organization working tirelessly to help women facing the financial stress of procuring abortion care is The Lilith Fund, a nonprofit that "supports the right of all Texans to make their own reproductive choices, regardless of income."

Yeah, even if you’re a woman who wants to get an abortion, I doubt that’s what’s on your mind when a category four hurricane is bearing down on your place of residence. Using a natural disaster in which people have died for abortion advocacy is, well, odd. No doubt, the pro-aborts can argue for their cause and slam the Lone Star State’s laws, but how about waiting until the water recedes. In the meantime, people should probably direct their money to J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans, who has amassed a staggering $14 million for hurricane victims.