Hawaii Abortion Tourism
By Mark Beatty
April 12, 2006
The Hawaii Legislature is considering bill HB 1242 that would
have a "wonderful" impact on tourism. Now pregnant
people could come from anywhere in the United States and get
an abortion quickly and quietly, perhaps cutting the way for
a new sort of "Abortion Tourism." Every truly
intelligent person should support this legislation which might
even raise taxable revenue for the government.
If passed the new law would allow abortions with no residency
requirements as well as abortions in semi-regulated private clinics.
Think about the business opportunities for abortion doctors.
They could set up shops at the fanciest hotels. Tourists could
catch a quick abortion between shopping at Ala Moana and sunning
at Waikiki. Anyone here on business could maybe even work the
cost in as a tax deduction. No one would have anything to lose-hotels,
retail stores, restaurants and abortion doctors would be raking
in the bucks.
Attorneys could get into the cash flow as well. Tourist from
all over could bring their underage girlfriends and under the
guise of "privacy rights" could get rid of the unborn
human being who is the evidence of statutory rape. Attorneys
could earn the big bucks by arguing conflict of laws issues to
help our tourists avoid criminal action elsewhere. Maybe this
would pave the way of returning to the 14 year old age of consent
law of a few years back. Think about how again having the youngest
age of consent might open up further unique competitive advantages
on sex tourism.
Perhaps this is only the beginning of legislation to keep quality
tourists flowing into Paradise. Add in passing the recently proposed
"physician assisted suicide" bill and we could have
advertising campaigns like, "Surf, sun, get an abortion
then die-Hawaii, fun for life!"
Of course there are always those evil conservatives who object
to the "progress" spearheaded by such legislation.
They might think such policies are repugnantly a violation of
aloha. In light of the City and County of Honolulu recently dumping
48 million gallons of raw sewage into the Ala Wai Canal, however,
maybe such policies do stink.
About: Mark Beatty practices
law in Kaneohe, Hawaii (www.tbadk.com).
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