Is this really what the state of Mississippi signed on for when they elected Bryant?
The attempt to shut down the only clinic in Mississippi that provides abortions is likely to produce a lawsuit, and one clinic board member is already experiencing repercussions.
Logic tells us that for the teen birth rate to go down without the abortion rate going up, fewer teens have to have sex or more teens have to use contraception. Data tells us that it’s a little bit of both. But what policies, programs, social issues, and cultural shifts are behind this?
Gov. Bryant said he wants to make the state “abortion-free.” Now he’s signing a bill that could be the first step.
There is a lot of confusion about 20-week abortion bans, and for good reason. Not only do they pick arbitrary dates based on medically-disproven claims of “fetal pain,” at least one is so mixed up it shows that “fetal pain” is not even the basis of the ban.
If you can’t pass a bill through one chamber, tack it onto a different bill in another chamber.
If the governor signs the bill into law, he can expect to face a lawsuit from the sole clinic in the state.
Citizens in Mississippi, once, and Colorado, twice, have resoundingly rejected so called “personhood” measures that would have established the “pre-born” as separate legal persons under the law. There is increasing evidence that when people understand the broad reach of such measures, they vote them down. But what happens when prosecutors and judges misuse their power and “pass” such measures in disguise?
He says his bill is to stop “back-room” abortions by closing the only clinic in the state.
Only one of three abortion bills made it past a committee pocket veto, but that doesn’t mean they won’t become law.