Dawn Eden earlier this week posted a story about NARAL picketing outside of a crisis-pregnancy center with signs such as "FAKE CLINIC." It reminds me of the ridiculousness of our current laws. Pro-abortion supporters can protest directly outside a pro-life clinic without breaking the law, but pro-life supporters are forced to protest at the distance of a buffer zone from an abortion clinic. The Supreme Court has certainly handed down some outrageous decisions and the though of a buffer zone is certainly on of the most outrageous. Where is the equal protection when only one form of protest is singled out for special rules against free speech.
Their carrying signs that said "FAKE CLINIC" is especially ironic. Aborturaries don’t offer medical services that perform healing. They don’t heal what is broken, rather they kill both the life of the child and as a consequence do serious damage to the psychological health of the mother and can cause other possible medical side effect. A clinic where you are worse off when you came out then when you went in is by definition a "FAKE CLINIC." The other irony is that the "health of the mother" clause has been used to keep abortion legal for all circumstances. The clause has been legally extended to the psychological health of the mother. The irony is that this extension of the clause to psychological health should result in the stopping of abortion not the extension of it. Again our laws have gotten it totally backwards.
Abortion supporters though have built up an immunization to irony. Only someone who is irony-impaired can call themselves "pro-choice" and protest against one side of the equation of choice. They dislike being called pro-abortion and want us to believe that pro-choice means that the mother can choose between continuing a pregnancy or abortion. Yet what was the last time you drove by a Planned Parenthood Maternity Ward or a NARAL sponsored crisis-pregnancy center.