Mississippi GOP Representative Bubba Carpenter rejoiced with satisfaction because the state shut down the last abortion clinic in the state with the passage of House bill 1390. Carpenter stated, “We have literally stopped abortion in Mississippi,” which one can hear video on YouTube. The law, which takes affect July 1, will shut down the last clinic in Mississippi, which sits three blocks from the state capital.
Mississippi House bill requires certification for OB/GYN’s, before they can perform abortions in state. Carpenter took delight in the state of Mississippi successfully banning abortion, without fighting Roe v Wade. He also stated, “But hey, you have to have moral values. You have to start somewhere, and that’s what we’ve decided to do. This became law and the governor signed it, and I think for one time, we were first in the nation in the state of Mississippi.”
Abortion Rights advocates protested the bill, claiming that shutting down the State’s last abortion clinic could force women to turn to dangerous alternatives.
In response, Carpenter said, “[Y]ou 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.'”
According to the Rachel Maddow Blog, the owner of the last clinic plans to sue in order to block that law before it goes into effect.
Carpenter is aware that Mississippi may end up fighting the Supreme Court, but he beliefs the State overturned Roe v Wade legally. He also said, in the video, that he thinks Mississippi is first in the nation, this time, to do something good.