I got an email from the erstwhile National Abortion Rights Action League, entitled, "Women's Lives Matter to Me, How About You?"
NARAL talks about women's lives a lot. But I've not seen any evidence that they care about these women at all.
If you meet an untimely end at a legally operating -- or even quasi-legally operating -- abortion mill, too bad. You paid your money, you took your chances. It's only women who might die if the abortion laws change that matter to NARAL.
Look at the Cemetery of Choice. Look at my blog. Do you see me playing the "Only some women's lives matter" game? Do I gloss over or ignore a woman's abortion death because of my particular political opinion? Do you see me being selective about which abortion deaths I mention and which ones I ignore?
But look at NARAL.
Did you hear a word of outcry from NARAL about the danger to women when a Planned Parenthood nurse in California began an abortion procedure on Edrica Goode, in spite of documented evidence of infection that should have been treated first?
Did you hear a word of outcry from NARAL about the danger to women when Rapin Osathanondh had an untrained staffer assisting in general anesthesia in Laura Smith's fatal abortion?
Did you hear a word of outcry from NARAL about the danger to women when Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation member clinics used an off-label method of dispensing RU-486, resulting in a cluster of septic abortion deaths including Orienne Shevin, Holly Patterson, and Chanelle Bryant?
Did you hear a word of outcry from NARAL about the danger to women when George TIller and his staff performed a fatal third-trimester abortion on Christin Gilbert, a mentally disabled teenager who they kept in a motel room under her parents' supervision for three days while her condition deteriorated?
These are actual women whose lives were lost, and NARAL (now calling themselves NARAL Pro-Choice America) never responded to a single one of them by sending me an alarmed email begging for my help in protecting women's lives. It's only when a law threatens to reduce abortion revenues that suddenly there's an urgent need to act, to "protect women".
I'll believe NARAL is concerned with women's lives when they care about all women, not just hypothetical women, or women whose deaths they can score political points with.