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JACKSON, Miss. – A Mississippi House committee voted Tuesday to ban most abortions in the state – an unexpected move that left abortion opponents grappling to stake out a position on a proposal that could prompt a lengthy court battle.
The only abortions allowed under the bill would be if the life of the pregnant woman were in danger. There would be no abortions allowed in cases of pregnancy caused by rape or incest.
And I do like this provision that they put in the same bill. In short, if you’re going to have more kids in the world, make sure they’re smart and healthy.
Rep. Omeria Scott, D-Laurel, persuaded the House committee to approve an amendment that says the state would provide free education and medical services to any child born in the state, until age 19.
Scott said her proposal could extend beyond the public schools and Medicaid already offered. She said it could make a significant difference for a poor woman who’s trying to decide whether to have an abortion.
“Anyone who wants to take this language out of this bill is not for life,” Scott said.
So then…are we all really ready for this? Ready to tell a woman that she can’t get an abotion if she’s raped by a stranger or a family member? Ready to tell a woman that because of one careless night, she has to give up the right to decided whether or not she has to go through 9 months of sickness and body changes that could seriously affect her health, mood and future? Are we?
I guess it’s time for lawmakers to take action and stand for what they’ve been fighting for so long. But let’s all just take a step back and remember exactly what that means.