A Wholly Unsurprising Turn of Events

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  • Maintain the current measures. In this case, the spread of the virus is curtailed significantly, leading to a more rapid eradication of the virus, as well as a drastic decrease in the loss of life. It also means that elective procedures are still restricted, meaning the complete ban on abortions is upheld. Even worse, it means that travel to other states is highly restricted, so although the neighboring clinics may be able to terminate a pregnancy, women cannot actually get to them.

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¹ The savvy reader will have noticed that this is not actually an ideological inconsistency. Conservatives are remarkably ideologically consistent in their behaviors: displaying total contempt for the rights of individuals over their own lives, and a thorough disregard for the value of human life at all. However, it can appear to be an ideological inconsistency because what conservatives say and what they do are often quite decoupled from one another. Their language would make this seem ideologically inconsistent, but their actions would prove that it’s nothing more than par for the course.

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