In a classic example of how MAGA “prolife” antichrist religion deflects from anything that might threaten its grasp on money, EWTN (whom the Holy Father describes as doing “the work of the devil“) explains that making childbirth free is not something their MAGA audience has to care about, because the real problem is cheapskate poor people. Classic use of the Precious Feet pin as a magical talisman for absolving the Cult of any interest in the common good.
The bishops have called for universal health care for a century in the US. But EWTN, using the unborn as human shields in obedience to their real Magisterium–the GOP–argue that poor women be forced to bear the insane costs of childbearing in the US rather than chintzy conservative Christians have a nickel taken out of their paychecks.
The whole “Unless efforts to help the poor are 100% effective, what even is the point?” argument of the Freak Show Right is always double-teamed with the “If we alleviate all suffering for the poor, where will be their initiative to get off their lazy asses and work for a living?”
It’s the perfect one-two punch for MAGA antichrist religion to go on afflicting the poor while admiring itself for its “tough love” as it clings to its Mammon.
And, of course, it is the perfect illustration of the way in which this perverse subculture goes on forever, exacerbating the demand for abortion by its selfish cruelty to the poor and then blaming the poor for responding to the demand that the Cult is utterly committed to exacerbating.