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June 23, 2012

Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic at Risk as Law Nears

Nine other states have local admitting requirements for abortion providers, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research group focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights. But in none of those states did such a rule effectively end abortion, and that will be the crux of the legal fight. Mississippi political leaders have said the law is intended to safeguard the health of women, but they have not been circumspect about the larger goal.

“This is the only state where the proponents are this honest about what exactly their motivation is,” said Michelle Movahed, a lawyer with the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is representing the clinic.

One state legislator, Bubba Carpenter, was videotaped in May telling a gathering of Republicans that with the new law the Legislature had “literally stopped abortion in the state of Mississippi.”

Representative Mims said that the law does not outlaw abortion; the idea, he said, was to require physicians at the clinic to be able to follow their patients to a local hospital if complications arise. But, he added, “if this abortion clinic is closed, I think it’s a great day for Mississippi.”

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On the face of it this law is eminently reasonable.  Abortion is a serious medical procedure and can have serious results requiring medical follow-up.  If only one of the four doctors performing abortions at this clinic even lives in the state, women patients are at risk for complications without proper professional care.  It says something about the ethics of what goes on in that building that only one Mississippi physician is willing to participate.  Also of note is that three-quarters of the women getting abortions are poor and black.  The days when poor black women and children were of no account to society are gone, except, apparently, in the “progressive” circles which support abortion on demand.  “Just kill them, it will be easier all around,” is not an attitude to be proud of.

[1] Posted by Katherine on 6-24-2012 at 11:11 AM · [top]

Oskar Schindler saved hundreds, if not thousands of Jews’ lives by lying through his teeth about the need for said Jews to the war effort.  God bless him for it, and God bless those that strangle abortion by whatever means necessary.

[2] Posted by Jeffersonian on 6-24-2012 at 05:23 PM · [top]

“Sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them.”
- Susan B. Anthony, 1889

[3] Posted by Summersnow on 6-25-2012 at 07:59 PM · [top]

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