OK, this is not really going to happen. Probably?
Dr. Meg Autry, an obstetrician and gynecologist and a professor at the University of California San Francisco, has come up with what she thinks is a really neat idea: creating floating abortion centers off the Gulf Coast so that women (birthing persons?) in Jesusland Red States can embark and murder their unborn children at sea.
The AP reports that the idea is to provide a clinic aboard a ship in federal waters, and out of reach of state laws.
“There’s been an assault on reproductive rights in our country and I’m a lifelong advocate for reproductive health and choice. We have to create options and be thoughtful and creative to help people in restrictive states get the health care they deserve,” she told The Associated Press.
And they’ve already worked out some snappy branding.
Autry said the idea is only in the fundraising stage through the non-profit, “PRROWESS” — short for “Protecting Reproductive Rights Of Women Endangered by State Statutes.”
GRRRRL Power! No word on whether they’ll fly the Jolly Roger. Dead fetuses tell no tales! Moloch smiles.
Never underestimate the lengths to which the pro-abortion forces will go to proactively keep abortions going. We should keep this in mind as the battle moves to the states. They have also proposed mobile abortion clinics in tents in the national parks and on Indian reservations. As long as they’re still in office, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, who never miss a chance to tell us how Catholic they really are, are going to use every power, mechanism, and trick up their federal sleeves to nationalize what has become a sacramental for the Left.
In the 19th century, Catholicism was seen as a threat to the United States because it was feared that it would undermine the American school system. The schools were teaching a particular form of allegiance to the federal government, and Catholics with their dogmas and foreign pope couldn’t be trusted to stay onboard.
That same instinct is at work here. As American Catholics, we love our country, but we place it into the larger context of God’s Kingdom, natural law, the history of nations, etc. Some (not all) of our bishops are waking up to the realization that they have to be willing to risk being ostracized in the public sphere in order to preserve the credibility of the Church’s moral teachings. There will be more protesters interrupting masses, rougher relationships with politicians, more parishes desecrated and burned. There will be political, legal, and financial consequences. But the Catholic Church has been here before. It comes with the territory. We are not a state church, like the Church of England, that conforms to political agendas.
Any Catholic politician who goes out of his or her way to not just allow, but actively promote the Culture of Death to this extent needs to know that they are “out of communion” with the Church. Pope Francis said so.