“I could do a segment on this pretty much every other day.” Damn right, Rach.
But of course, it’s so obvious isn’t it? that there’s no War on Women. Women’s rights are fully protected, nobody’s intruding on their bodies, their privacy, their lives, their health, no Republican legislatures are forcing ultrasounds on and in them, no legal abortions are being denied them, no mammograms or cancer screening has been yanked away, and on and on…
Per The Maddow Blog, Rachel will be covering more anti-abortion legislation in the states in tonight’s show. And the blog also supplements all of the documentation in the above video with this one of Rep. Bubba Carpenter and Sen. Rita Parks addressing the Alcorn County Republican Party on May 10:
“We have literally stopped abortion in the state of Mississippi. Three blocks from the Capitol sits the only abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi. A bill was drafted. It said, if you would perform an abortion in the state of Mississippi, you must be a certified OB/GYN and you must have admitting privileges to a hospital. Anybody here in the medical field knows how hard it is to get admitting privileges to a hospital…
“It’s going to be challenged, of course, in the Supreme Court and all – but literally, we stopped abortion in the state of Mississippi, legally, without having to– Roe vs. Wade. So we’ve done that. I was proud of it. The governor signed it into law. 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 heard over and over and over.
“But hey, you have to have moral values. You have to start somewhere, and that’s what we’ve decided to do. This became law and the governor signed it, and I think for one time, we were first in the nation in the state of Mississippi.”
“But hey!” Coat hangers? Why not? Endangering lives because we’re passing anti-women’s rights bills right and left (mostly right)? Pfft! That’s YOUR problem, you “poor, pitiful” gals!
Nope, no War on Women here. Move along.