A little while ago, Dr. George Tiller, one of the last providers of late-term abortions was shot and killed. I, like many people, reflected on the insanity of that.
I read a few articles and discovered that for a long time, pro-life demonstrators would gather outside of his clinic and rally. It struck me that the kind of high emotion at these rallies contributed to an atmosphere were a single killer would feel justified to act on what they were all thinking.
I read another article that talked about how now that Dr. Tiller's clinic is shutting down, and protesters didn't have a target anymore, that many of them were left out of sorts, unsure where to direct their anger, what to do with their Sunday afternoons.
So I thought, well, if the clinic is a focal point, what if we remove it?
What if we have mobile abortion clinics?
They would be in plain white vans, so that they would be hard to target. Those seeking abortions can meet them without throngs of protesters attempting to dissuade them. They can likely travel to more far-flung rural regions where there may not be an abortion clinic close by.
A quick google search brought me to this
article, which suggested to me that it might be possible on a purely utilitarian level, but knowing China's history of human rights abuses, I wasn't sure how comfortable or humane these vans would be. I was hoping that someone who was familiar with abortion services would be able to reflect on the feasability, the pros and the cons of such a service on wheels.