Support being rallied for floating abortion business to elude state limits

(Photo by Nihal Karkala on Unsplash)
(Photo by Nihal Karkala on Unsplash)

An academic has begun rallying support for an abortion ship that would avoid state restrictions on the lucrative industry because it would be on the water.

The idea is being suggested by Meg Autry, a professor at the University of California in San Francisco.

Abortion promoters have been proposing all sorts of extreme ideas in the two weeks since the Supreme Court returned oversight of the abortion industry to states.

The immediate impact of the court’s ruling was that states now are vested with the authority to impose restrictions on abortion, and many already have.

In fact, several states like South Dakota already have gone abortion-free, with no operating abortion businesses inside their boundaries.

To protect the revenue stream for abortionists, there have been various demands that Congress establish abortion in federal law – but that already has failed.

Autry’s proposal would be to float an abortion business in the Gulf of Mexico.

She said the federal government has jurisdiction on the waters, but states don’t.

“There’s been an assault on reproductive rights in our country, and I’m a lifelong advocate for reproductive health and choice,” she claimed. “We have to create options and be thoughtful and creative to help people in restrictive states get the health care they deserve.”

“Health care” is a somewhat misleading term, since in successful abortion businesses, one of every two patient who enters dies.

Autry said she is raising funds to bring the floating clinic idea to fruition. Her goal is to provide abortion for residents of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

The Associated Press said Florida, another Gulf coast state, also has limits on abortion.

Autry said for women in those states, it might be closer and easier to travel to the coast and board a boat than to travel to other states where state officials are protecting the abortion industry.

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