Abortion Access Trouble in Mississippi

Posted by on December 8, 2012 in abortion, Morality, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Abortion Access Trouble in Mississippi

Since I have discussed abortion access on this blog before. I am afraid some of my readers may think that just because abortion is legal in America since Roe v. Wade, that the fight for women’s right to autonomy and healthcare is over and we can just relax. Having a right to something means absolutely nothing if you do not have access.

4000 Years for Choice

State Representative Bubba Carpenter recently told a group of local county Republicans that “We have literally stopped abortion in the state of Mississippi,” and that “the other side [is] like, ‘Well, the poor pitiful women that can’t afford to go out of state are just going to start doing them at home with a coat hanger.’ That’s what we’ve heard over and over and over. But hey, you have to have moral values.”

I hope I am not the only one who finds this quote shocking. When your moral values include forcing desperate women to unsafe and unsanitary medical procedures because that is the only way they can access them, you might need to rethink the basis of your morality.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for giving our article a wider audience. The situation in Mississippi is disturbing to us, but more upsetting is it could happen in other states. You are correct, all of the rights mean nothing if you do not have access.