March 14, 2006

WE'RE HERE TO "HELP" (via Brad S.):

The States: Mississippi Churning: Anti-abortion activists in Ole Miss debate the wisdom of a frontal assault on Roe v. Wade. (Arian Campo-Flores, 3/20/06, Newsweek )

For years, Mississippi anti-abortion activists have sought to shut down the Jackson clinic, the only remaining facility of its kind in the state. With their legislative allies, they've succeeded in passing some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, including a 24-hour waiting period and a requirement that minors obtain the consent of both parents. Now the Mississippi Legislature is considering a bill that would ban all abortions except in cases of rape, incest or a life-threatening condition for the mother. Yet even some of Mississippi's right-to-life forces have started to wonder whether things are moving too fast—mirroring a strategic debate now raging among anti-abortion conservatives nationwide. "At this point, it's a little bit of a runaway train," says Terri Herring, president of Pro-Life Mississippi, who fears that the ban could backfire—and lead to a reaffirmation of Roe v. Wade. [...]

Last month, [the Jackson clinic] stopped performing second-trimester abortions while it tries to overcome additional regulatory hurdles put in place by abortion foes. If the new bill passes, Susan Hill, president of the National Women's Health Organization, which owns the clinic, vows to sue to block it. "We didn't come to Mississippi to be run out," she says.

In how many states are all the abortions done by "women's organizations"? It's like they exist only to kill.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 14, 2006 4:57 PM

Silly, they don't exist "just to kill." They also exist to pass out birth control to your teenager without your permission.

Posted by: sharon at March 15, 2006 10:02 AM
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