Somebody, somewhere decided that Oklahoma is “underserved” by abortionists.
That’s what they think the women of Oklahoma need: More abortionists.
Personally, I can think of a whole slate of things the women of Oklahoma need more than they need another abortionist. I know a lot of Oklahoma women who’ve had abortions. Wish they hadn’t, but they did. Not one of them — not one — had any problem obtaining an abortion because of a lack of abortionists.
However, Trust Women, a group that may or may not open clinics around the country, has targeted Oklahoma for a fund-raising drive to open another abortion clinic. I’m honestly not sure how legit this organization is. They may be everything they say they are. I just don’t know.
How many clinics have they actually opened? That’s a good starter question for people to ask before donating money to them.
According to their web site, they are “partnering” with the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, Planned Parenthood of Central OK, Ok Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and are the Cofounder of Take Root at Oklahoma University.
Planned Parenthood has deep pockets. They also have a network that is wired in to community organizations such as the Oklahoma State Medical Association, the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and other public decision makers and influencers.
However, in terms of numbers, these organizations are like a small, highly incestuous, family. Their strength is in networking and organizing, not numbers.
I find this whole thing a bit disgusting. Not only does this attack on life disgust me, but I am a feminist and it disgusts me that this is what feminism has devolved down to. It wouldn’t take half a brain to see that what the women of Oklahoma need is something a lot different from more abortionists.
Time will tell if this group is just talk or if there’s beef in the sandwich. One thing I’m already sure of: They aren’t doing work that addresses the real needs of Oklahoma women.