With or Without Kavanaugh, The United States Is Anti-Choice

The policy in this country on both issues is to make as many deterrents to the “immoral” act of immigration or abortion, while doing nothing to address the factors that lead to it. As sexual education is defunded, so are abortion clinics. As benefits supporting working class mothers are cut, we expect more women to have children. As we impose sanctions and undermine socialism in Central America, we expect less immigrants to come.

Don’t believe the hype. There is not a moral bone in any of these people’s bodies. Sentimental tirades about maintaining the family look silly as the Trump administration tears immigrant families apart. The policy on abortion in this country is like just about every other policy in this country. It’s about punishing the poor. Especially about punishing poor women.

There is such distance from reality as rich male lawmakers preach from the hilltops about sexual purity. Kavanaugh and Trump can engage in whatever acts of perversion they want without consequence. Meanwhile poor women are forced to travel hundreds of miles for their most basic rights. Preaching about morality not only falls short because the lawmakers lack it. It also falls short because abortion has never been an act of morality, it has always been an act of necessity. If you need an abortion, you will get one. It’s not something people do for fun.

via Counterpunch With or Without Kavanaugh, The United States Is Anti-Choice