Mississippi Madness July 11, 2012Posted by Benjamin Wendell in Uncategorized.
Tags: abortion, mississippi, rights, Romney, supreme court
It’s good to have Nurse Tidwell back in the house, and as always, she makes a good point. She was hurling expletives at CNN this morning while I was rolling my eyes in disbelief at MSNBC last night. Rachel Maddow had a spokesperson for an abortion rights group on, and she was lauding a federal court in one jurisdiction or another that had upheld abortion rights in some form. This woman went on to smilingly proclaim that the war for a woman’s right to control her own body was being successfully waged in courts across the country…while completely ignoring the fact that knuckle-dragging mouth-breathers in state legislatures across the land are passing new laws every day that, while not challenging the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade, are making it all but physically impossible to obtain a safe legal abortion anywhere in America. If it’s not just the Mississippi law that insists that doctors at abortion clinics have admitting privileges at the local hospital (which no local hospital anywhere in Mississippi is going to grant them), it’s the Virginia law that a woman must go a transvaginal ultrasound 24 hours before an abortion (at her own expense), and it’s the 83 separate laws passed in various states also limiting access to abortion. Many of these regulations are so-called TRAP laws, for Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers. These are laws that try to nickel and dime abortion clinics out of business by insisting on revisions of everything from door heights to hallway widths to drinking fountain specifications. If we on the left naively believe that the courts will continue to provide a remedy for this onslaught on women’s rights, we’d better think again. The Supreme Court is just one vote shy of repealing Roe v. Wade, with every possibility of as many as two seats becoming available on SCOTUS during the next presidential administration. How any woman in America can in good conscience pull the lever for Mitt Romney is beyond me, but then again, a lot of things are beyond me.