Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant made history this week when he signed into law a bill that will limit abortions to the first 15 weeks of a woman’s pregnancy. Instantly, the state attracted the ire of pro-death liberals who recognized the writing on the wall: Republicans are moving to place as many restrictions on abortions as is legally possible within the confines of Roe v. Wade, signaling that the tide may finally be turning against their genocidal war.
In signing the law, Bryant made it official: Mississippi now has the earliest abortion restrictions on the books anywhere in the country.
“I was proud to sign House Bill 1510 this afternoon,” the governor tweeted. “I am committed to making Mississippi the safest place in America for an unborn child, and this bill will help us achieve that goal.”
Naturally, the left – including but not limited to the abortion industry – is outraged and vowing litigation. Their outrage led a representative from Planned Parenthood to make an extraordinary statement that should really wake people up to the normalization of this death cult.
“Abortion is a safe medical procedure and it is a critical part of the broad spectrum of reproductive health care that a woman may use in her lifetime,” said Felicia Brown-Williams, Mississippi state director for Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates. “This ban is not only unconstitutional — it endangers women’s health care across our state. If legislators truly cared about women’s health, they would be focused on ways to improve access to health care for women, not restrict it.”
Just go back and read that first sentence again. And then read the rest of it. This is an extraordinarily deceitful and evil bit of business. First, Planned Parenthood argues that abortion is an essential aspect of women’s healthcare. This RIDICULOUS notion gives them the freedom to argue that Mississippi Republicans do not care about women’s health. But the latter is only true if the former is true, and you would have to be either mentally ill or hopelessly hypnotized by the feminist agenda to believe the first part. If there is any significant difference between those two categories, that is.
Approximately half of all babies conceived in the United States are female, but apparently the sacred realm of “women’s health” does not extend to unborn women. It is only special and wonderful and worthy of intense attention when it is politically useful; i.e. when it beats back conservatives and rolls back THE PATRIARCHY. What has your unborn little girl ever done for women’s rights, yo?
Even as it stood before this bill, Mississippi only had a single clinic willing to perform abortions, and the clinic’s policies only allowed women to have the procedure before the 16-week mark. So this law, in practice, will not mean a whole lot. But it does set a precedent, which can act as a beacon for conservative legislators around the country. Plus, it inspires abortion advocates to make outlandish statements that reveal to moderates and fence-sitters what this abominable industry is all about.
Win-win, in other words.