As we get closer to the point where Mississippi may end up being the only state without public access to abortion, anti-choice advocates just can’t help but justify their excitement over seeing more roadblocks put in place. Abortion, they reason, is always wrong and a bad decision so, if you are going to go through with it, it needs to be as long, as expensive, as inconvenient, and as punishing as possible.
Abortion is still perfectly legal in Mississippi, and of course doctors in hospitals will still perform them when medically necessary. When it’s save the life of the mother or they both die, I can’t imagine a single physician that wouldn’t do just that. Something about “first do no harm.”
Women will also be able to cross state lines to terminate their pregnancies. Yes, it makes it harder to get an abortion. Call me crazy, but I believe that making the decision to end the life of your unborn child should be a tough one. By having to make bigger plans than going down the street to the local clinic, maybe women will think more carefully about their choices. Maybe, just maybe, the absence of easy abortions will make a teenager think twice about having sex.
Are babies the rightful punishment for having sex? Apparently so, and if you have the audacity to try to shirk that punishment, she believes you should at least suffer as much as possible in the process.
As the only clinic within a 200 mile radius, Jackson Women’s Health Organization isn’t exactly a “down-the-street” option for many of the women in the state. But at least it is in the state. Yet even that is “too easy” for those who oppose a woman’s legal right to choose.