An excerpt from Crow After Roe, the new book by RH Reality Check Senior Political Reporter Robin Marty and Senior Legal Analyst Jessica Mason Pieklo.
Mississippi politicians aren’t sitting still while they wait for the state’s only abortion clinic to close. Instead, they’re preemptively restricting abortion and even birth control access.
Limiting bill opponents time to testify, proposing bills in the dead of the night, the Alabama legislature is making closing clinics a priority despite the voters’ wishes.
Filling the entire legislature with politicians who support reproductive rights may be a a huge task, but there is one position to focus on first. The lieutenant governor.
Despite attempts to provoke a confrontation, clinic defenders refused to rise to the bait.
When only one side feels comfortable discussing abortion, the issue will inevitably seem settled.
The first step to revoking the clinic’s license has now been taken.
Sure, you can still get an abortion… if you are lucky.
Is only one abortion clinic in the state really the same as “down the street?”
The chain of hospitals that was afraid to offer admitting privileges to doctors who performed abortions are being investigated for their own potentially corrupt emergency room practices.