Just last month, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a law that would require doctors who perform abortions in their state to also have admitting privileges in a local hospital — basically, another restriction on abortions.
Mississippi legislators are actively making it impossible to seek out a safe and legal abortion in their state. But what did State Rep. Bubba Carpenter have to say about it? What did he think about the women he would inevitably force into unsafe situations?
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“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.”
Moral values?! Perhaps he should try taking his own advice.