Mississippi officials couldn’t stop themselves from bragging they had ended a woman’s right to choose in their state. Now they will have to explain themselves to a federal judge who has put their plans on hold.
Mississippi femmes won a just-in-time victory this Sunday in the Republican’s relentless war on women. A Federal Judge has given a temporary reprieve to the Jackson Women’s Health Clinic, the last abortion provider remaining open in Mississippi. Judge Daniel Jordan issued an injunction, temporarily staying the law that would have taken effect last Sunday, July 1st, requiring any doctor performing abortions in the state to have hospital privileges. Ever since Governor Phil Bryant signed the new onerous legislation that applies only to clinics offering abortions, the doctors at the Jackson Clinic have sought privileges at five nearby hospitals, but were refused.
For months Mississippi lawmakers have been openly bragging that the motive for the new “privileges” law is to end abortion in Mississippi. Turns out, their loose lips may have sunken their own ship of fools. In his order, Judge Jordan wrote the clinic had “offered evidence – including quotes from significant legislative and executive officers – that the Act’s purpose is to eliminate abortions in Mississippi. They likewise submitted evidence that no safety or health concerns motivated its passage.”
how much evidence do women especially those on the right to realize their mother's, daughters, sisters all have a horse in this race, supporting them just seals their own fate.