‘No problem with coat hanger abortions’
Mississippi state Rep. Bubba Carpenter voted for the restrictive abortion law signed by the governor earlier this year and he says it doesn’t matter if women die by attempting coat hanger abortions because it’s all about maintaining what he calls “moral values.” Carpenter says he’s proud that his state basically banned abortion and that he’s proud that his party is forcing desperate poor women to either give birth or die by self-induced abortion.
“It’s going to be challenged, of course, in the Supreme Court and all — but literally, we stopped abortion in the state of Mississippi, legally, without having to– Roe vs. Wade. So we’ve done that. I was proud of it. The governor signed it into law. And of course, there you 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. That’s what we’ve learned over and over and over.’ 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.”
As I said on Facebook where I saw this article, “Bend over and grab your ankles, Rep. Carpenter. I’m going to teach you a little empathy with a coat hanger.”