That’s right. This is why I’m not so sure about buying up abortion clinic buildings and evicting them. Sure it disrupts their operations a bit but it doesnt address the fundamental reasons why people go and have abortions.
It’s a classic capitalist situation. There is a demand, and the abortion clinic is satisfying that demand. If we close down the clinic, but the demand still exists, then someone else will satisfy that demand. It happens in every other free market situation. Closing down an abortion clinic and seeing “backstreet” abortions go through the roof (with all the attendent medical trauma that goes along with it) is no victory for the pro-life cause.
Everyone concentrates on the nasty abortion clinics, and ok, they ARE culpable. But the real crime is the demand in society. That selfish idea that an unwanted pregnancy is an inconvenience to be “fixed”. The theory that the sanctity of Human life is trumped by “a right to choose”. THOSE are the evils we have to fight.
It does prevent the young woman who isn’t sure what to do from getting sucked into their death mill. Once a woman walks in the door it is very difficult for her to get out without having an abortion. They hate to see their revenue walk out the door.
So get that young woman to a proper counseling center and you can reduce the chances she will choose abortion.
Catholic doctrine is such that the intention or desire to have an abortion is as sinful and tragic as having the abortion. Focusing on making abortion illegal or inconvenient should not be the focus of the fight. We have to change people’s hearts. In some cultures the news of a pregnancy, no matter the situation, is celebrated as a happy blessing. In our culture we have such a thing as an “unwanted pregnancy”. That is what has to change.
Much harder, but that is the chore that the Lord has given us- much more then any legislation or change in policy.