Back in 2013, a colleague told Amy Hagstrom Miller that “it is always the right time to do the next right thing.” Somehow, Ms. Miller interpreted that as “provide free abortions after hurricanes.” As it did after hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike, her clinic will be offering free abortion services to those affected by Harvey.
Who is Amy Miller?
If you follow the abortion battle in the United States, Ms. Miller’s name may be familiar. She’s the founder, president, and CEO of the abortion provider Whole Woman’s Heath – with clinics in Texas, Minnesota, Maryland, Virginia, Indiana, and Illinois – and founder and president of the pro-abortion advocacy group Whole Woman’s Alliance.
Unlike many clinic founders, Ms. Miller is not a doctor. While she boasts healthcare as a primary skill – and even has a few endorsements on LinkedIn – she claims no more education than a BA in international studies, religious studies, and women’s studies from Macalester College. She has filled administrative roles in women’s clinics since 1996, however, so perhaps she gets a pass for on-the-job training.
Ms. Miller told SELF that “as independent abortion care providers rooted in the communities we serve, we stand up for the people who need us most.” That’s why she decided to offer free abortions at her Texas clinics to women affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Thanks to generous donations to their Stigma Relief Fund, the clinics will be able to provide the abortion, the legally required consultation, and sonogram (which Miller calls “cruel”), lodging, and travel free of charge. They’ll even throw in child care for those who have decided not to abort in the past.
Economic, Racial, and Reproductive Justice for All
To Amy Miller, this is just the right thing to do:
“To us, quality abortion care is health care. But it’s also an integral part of economic justice, racial justice, and true reproductive justice for all.”
Helping women kill their children is not the right thing to do, ever. However, for those in the so-called pro-choice camp, all it requires by way of justification is ignoring the fact that the unborn are people at every stage of development. If you’re still unsure, we’ve already covered this and why abortion is not a Constitutional right on Liberty Nation.
Even for the pro-abortionist, “justice” seems an odd word choice for this topic. What reproductive justice does abortion offer? Is it just to kill the unborn child who deserves no punishment simply by virtue of having yet to make any of its own decisions? Is it just to reward the woman who, knowing exactly how babies are made, irresponsibly chose to have sex even though she didn’t want a child by allowing her to opt out of the natural consequences of her actions?
And what about economic and racial justice? Does the impoverished woman or “person of color” have greater rights to kill and be free of personal responsibility than the white middle class or wealthy? It seems that with that single line, Ms. Miller vindicates all those who accuse abortionists of wanting to kill off minorities and the impoverished.