The old saying, “Follow the money” applies to so many things. Included are the antiabortionists. They are concerned about fetuses up until birth–from then on contributions of money drop.
Few bloggers and/or print journalists talk about preventing the thousands of preventable deaths out there. I was pleased to see that today the New York Times discussed these deaths.
Deaths in car crashes in the U. S. are spiking. They will reach 40,000 this year, the first time since 2007. Deborah Hersman, President of the National Safety Council asked the obvious question, “Why are we OK with this? Complacency is killing us.”
I can say with confidence that if you wanted to start a non profit today with donated funds and an army of volunteers to walk the halls of state houses and Congress to lobby for laws that would reduce the crashes, you would starve. Money is in an appeal to antiabortionists to stop abortions.
The reason right-to-life does not care about the lives, including babies, in car crashes is there is no group to demonize. The money is in demonizing women, clinics and doctors.
There is a sign over the interstate near me which says, “Car crashes are not accidents.” So true. Nearly all car crashes, and the 40,000 people killed, are the result of lax laws and their enforcement.
State legislatures are right now raising the speed limits, killing more people, while passing laws against Planned Parenthood. The money is in the latter, not the former.