Last week, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law the state’s new bill requiring all abortion providers to be registered OB-GYNs with admission privileges to a local hospital. The new regulation, which would effectively shut down the state’s only clinic, will go into effect on July 1st unless it is stopped by a judicial injunction.
Now, just days later, Bryant has accused Democrats of having one mission in life: “to abort children.”
From ABC News:
“The hypocrisy of the left that now tried to kill this bill, that says that I should have never signed it, the true hypocrisy is that their one mission in life is to abort children, is to kill children in the womb,” Bryant told conservative radio host Tony Perkins on Tuesday.
Bryant touted the bill, which increases the requirements for doctors to legally perform abortions, as the “the first step” in ending abortions in Mississippi, a goal the governor campaigned on.
“We passed that bill and I think you’ll see other states follow,” Bryant said Tuesday in a video of the radio show segment posted by Right Wing Watch. “And when that happens, at least these fly-in abortionists are going to be regulated under the state laws of the Medical Procedures Act here in the state of Mississippi, as they should be across the nation.”
Well, thank you, Governor Bryant, for providing such impressive guidance for women everywhere.
Bryant is clearly waging his own personal war on women. First he supported the “Personhood” Bill that went down to defeat in Mississippi last November; this was a ballot initiative that would have declared life begins at fertilization, a proposal that supporters sought in the Bible Belt state as a way to prompt a legal challenge to abortion rights nationwide.
Next the Governor signed his awful abortion bill into law, one of the most stringent to be passed by a state.
“Make no mistake, this law is based on a political agenda, not medical necessity,” said Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, in a statement following the law’s passage last week. “Politicians are again trying to reach into complex personal decisions with a bill that could have very broad consequences for women’s health.”
Following this, Bryant had his Lieutenant Governor block the appointment of a well-known doctor from the state’s board of health, despite the fact that he had already been serving on the board and had been appointed by the former Governor, because of the doctor’s association with the clinic.
And now this interview with Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. Check out the video below and see what you think. Why does Governor Bryant hate women so much?
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