I saw a post the other day – I’m sorry I can’t remember the author – which bemoaned this new Supreme Court justice in the USA, who I’ve also heard describes as ultra-conservative. One of their beefs was that abortion would become more restricted.
Let me tell you what happened in Ireland.
For years, Ireland banned abortion. It was only made legal – following a staggeringly one-sided referendum – in 2018. Even now, it is not particularly “available”. But at least, not illegal.
The result of it being banned was that “rich” people travelled to England to have their abortions, where it has been legal since the late 1960s. Not “rich” exactly, but people who could afford to travel. People who were unable to afford the fare had to stay home and have their babies. Tough.
If you restrict abortion in the USA, rich people will go out-of-state, or disappear to Mexico or especially Canada for a few days, and still get their abortions. Poor people will not be able to travel and will end up having unwanted babies.
Make no mistake, this is about penalising poverty, not choice.