Saturday, June 23, 2012

Elections matter on women's rights

Posted By on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Mississippi may soon be the only state in the country without an abortion clinic. This is a product of the Republican takeover of the state.

Ever more restrictive regulation — here requiring local hospital admitting privileges for clinic doctors — is the means to rid the state of abortion providers. Some Mississippi politicians have at least been open about the goal, rather than offering up lip service about quality medical care and the like.

Other states, including Arkansas, have moved close to this point on preventing exercise of a legal medical right through legislative tricks. After abortion, then contraception. After contraception, in vitro fertilization. After that, who knows? Viagra?

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