The left slings around the word "justice" so much that society is becoming numb to the word. Do we know what it actually means anymore? New York state lawmakers apparently did not spend much time pondering the word this week in the buildup to their passage of the "Reproductive Health Act."
The campaign slogan for this Act was "Reproductive Justice: No Time to Wait." That must be the most ironic use ever of the word "justice."
On Tuesday, on the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, New York lawmakers gave themselves a standing ovation for overwhelmingly voting to allow unrestricted abortion in the first six months of pregnancy – or even later in the pregnancy if a doctor determines it necessary for the health of the mother. And if you don't think doctors will come up with all kinds of reasons to justify very late-term abortions under this law, then you're not familiar with leftist logic.
State Senator Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat who sponsored this Act said:
There's nothing radical about this bill. The decision about whether to have an abortion is deeply personal. It should not have taken this long to get to this day.
Here's what the new law guarantees women in New York – if you want to terminate your child any time before giving birth, you can do so without any criminal repercussions. According to the bill, reasons that might threaten the health of the mother include "all factors relevant to the wellbeing of the patient – physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman's age."
Sorry, unborn kid. You were six weeks from making it out alive, but your mom's not feeling up to the parenting challenge now.
Sorry, unborn kid. You were six weeks from making it out alive, but your mom's not feeling up to the parenting challenge now. It's too emotionally and psychologically draining. And her doctor agrees it's for the best. For her, I mean. It's best for her.
Where is the justice in that?