Here are a few of my previous posts on how Republicans are trampling all over women’s reproductive rights and doing everything they can to eliminate access to abortion providers. Please take a look:
CHART: Abortions are legal, but not accessible. And that’s just the way conservatives want it. (Well, clearly they don’t’ want the legal part)
And that’s just for starters.
Last night, Rachel Maddow devoted another segment to this growing problem. Please watch:
“Since the 2012 election in D.C. everybody’s focused on Republicans getting the message about trying not to be the radical fringe hard-line anti-abortion party anymore. But in the states this is not just Republicans not getting that message. This is a newly radical, newly aggressive push in the states that may have the rather immediate effect of effectively banning abortion into American states. Maybe this year. Who cares if you learn to talk about it less… if you are doing it this much everywhere that you are in charge?”
Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:
“Well, that’s going to be up to the decision by the district court and eventually the higher courts. We feel we’re really strong in the facts of law. There’s no question that the state of Mississippi, the sponsor of the bill, the governor, want to make Mississippi an abortion-free state, as they say. And so this law was trumped up. They knew that doctors couldn’t meet the requirements, although Dr. Parker is a board-certified OB-GYN everywhere he’s practiced in his long career. Mississippi knew he wouldn’t be able to get that status in that state. So it’s trumped up, and I think the courts are going to take a look at it and see it for what it is, which is a backhanded way to try to take away the rights that Roe v. Wade protected and which saw the 40th anniversary of last week.”
“We see these copycat laws all over the country because it is a coordinated effort throughout the states to stop the American women from being able to access their constitutional rights. … The personhood laws are copycat laws, the you know, bans on medication abortion are copycat laws. And we’ve got to get them stopped. And it’s important that people pay attention even if they don’t live in Mississippi or South Dakota or North Dakota, because it’s coming to a state near you.”
“…In fact there is an enormous majority in this country that do not want to see these protections go away, that want to see this remaining a decision that women make with their families, their loved ones, their doctors. And so that’s critically important because for years there’s been a story out there, because the opposition is so aggressive and loud and extreme, that that is in the ascendancy, but that’s not the case.“
The group with the loudest voice wins? Uh-uh. We can’t let that happen.