Federal Judge Blocks Extreme Anti-Choice Law in Mississippi
Some good news out of Mississippi: yesterday, a federal judge temporarily blocked a new law that could have forced the state's only abortion provider to close.
Anti-choice politicians in the Magnolia State admitted that this law was designed to prevent women from receiving safe, legal abortion care.
Anti-choice state Rep. Bubba Carpenter was particularly candid about his intentions:
And of course, there you have the other side. They're 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 learned over and over and over."
But hey, you have to have moral values.
Fortunately, Mississippi voters are a few steps ahead of their politicians. Last November, Mississippians overwhelmingly rejected a "personhood" measure that would have outlawed abortion care under all circumstances.
But I guess anti-choice politicians never got the memo.
The fight in Mississippi is only getting started, but yesterday's court ruling is a victory for women.