Not long after he signed into law a bill which would shut down Mississippi’s lone standing abortion clinic, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) told the racist, misogynist conservative radio host, Tony Perkins, that Democrats have only “one mission in life”, and that is “to abort children”:
“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.”
Yeah, that's our mission alright, and Gov. Bryant is evidently aching for a seat on the crazy train.
The recently-signed bill to crack down on Mississippi abortion providers is one of the most stringent to be passed by a state. It requires all doctors who perform abortions to be certified in obstetrics and gynecology and have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
Opponents of the law claim it “endangers women’s health.”
“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.”