Abortion Bill Passes Mississippi House

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A bill that would require doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a local hospital
and to be certified in obstetrics and gynecology has passed the Mississippi House.

Those who opposed the bill argued Tuesday it could close the state's sole clinic if a doctor who met such requirements could not be found.

Around three dozen representatives opposed the bill saying it would disproportionally affect the state's poor women who would not be able to afford a trip to a clinic in another state.

A heated debate preceded the bill's passage, with Rep. Adrienne Wooten, a Democrat from Jackson, telling the House it should not "step into the confines of my home and tell me what to do with my
body."


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  • by Juanita Location: Texas on Mar 14, 2012 at 07:38 PM
    Unfortunately, the term "religion" has been applied to Christianity and to all things involving good moral beliefs. Christianity IS NOT religion in its truest sense. It is a way of life-the only way of ife that matters because it was founded by Jesus. Religion, in its true meaning is man trying to make himself good enough for God, which is truly impossible. Christianity is God reaching down to man to lift him out of the pits of sin into real life and happiness. The Bible itself tells us to not commit murder. Abortion is murder and it should never be chosen. It has been proven that women who have abortions always regret them. More unborn babies have been killed than all the deaths from all the world wars. How sad! Whenever man condones what God has forbidden he brings trouble on himself. The nation that allows these things will be destroyed. The Bible says to protect life, not destroy it. Those who allow and commit abortions will not make it into Heaven without true repentance and a change of lifestyle. It is wrong to blame all these things on Christians. True Christians do not do these things. Religious people(not true Christians) allow pretty much all the bad things. Do not be religious-be a real Christian. Thus you will never knowingly commit any sin. The Bible says so in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd books of John. Sin is a choice. Make the right one.
  • by LPN Location: Meridian on Mar 14, 2012 at 07:28 AM
    First of all I am pro-life. Meaning against abortion, death penalty etc. But for anyone who makes the choice to abort...why in the world would you go to any "doctor" who couldn't admit you to the hospital if something went wrong??? That just seems like a no-brainer.
  • by Pro-lifer Location: Meridian on Mar 13, 2012 at 11:46 PM
    @Pro-righter...My reference to "poor women" getting abortions was taking straight from the article! Those were the words of the woman quoted in the article, not mine!
  • by Rn Location: Newton on Mar 13, 2012 at 06:54 PM
    Many people call themselves christians and go to Church on Sunday and continue to vote for the party of death. If I continue to vote the democratic ticket which is for the killing of babies I would feel mighty guilty sitting in Church. Our President who is my leader also is a communist and this country had better wake up and wonder what to our freedom. Let's turn out the vote and get all democrats out of office along with anyone else who is for killing babies.
  • by Gregory Location: Collinsville on Mar 13, 2012 at 06:09 PM
    Religion, religion, religion. That's all I hear from you people. Religion doesn't really seem to have an impact on unwanted pregnancies. For example, Mississippi has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation: 65.7 per 1,000 (2008 statistics). In contrast, irreligious states like Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts all had very low rates of teen pregnancy (in the 20s per 1,000). I'm sadly unsurprised that it needs to be said, but -- doubling down on your religious beliefs is not going to improve your lots in life. I should also note that, interestingly, there's a negative correlation between religiosity and IQ. Maybe your god just hates stupid people?
  • by Vonno Location: meridian on Mar 13, 2012 at 04:52 PM
    These people that are against abortion,aint against going 2 other countries and killing innocent people.You see how they add and take from the bible,but the same ones against abortion are the same one that want war.We killed over 600,000 iraqis in that war and u don't hear them against that cause they think they right and we are repeaping the consequesions.This racist country and people are going to Hell anyway,u should hear how the people against abortion speak how they hate Obama and wish death up on him,but u don't hear about that,devils in high places,wishing death on other man,but u so saved and born again,and I know its racism,remember God knows your heart,u can't decieve God,ya'll better change your heart cause the worst is still to come.
  • by Pro-righters on Mar 13, 2012 at 03:50 PM
    Pro-lifer who said poor people are the only ones to get an abortion. I beleive people of all economic stratas have abortion. However, I believe there was a time when only people who could afford a private physician could have an abortion; and I do believe it still costs to have one. People with the means will continue to get abortions. So are you pro-life or anti-poor people having access to abortions.
  • by pro-common sense on Mar 13, 2012 at 01:36 PM
    Keep your legs closed and you won't have to worry about a abortion. I say if your grown enough to have sex then your grown enough to take care of your responsiblities. Use your head. No protection equals the posibility of a baby.
  • by LCREZ Location: LC on Mar 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM
    AMEN Pro-lifer! Very well put. Our present constitution recognizes the inalienable rights of LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. These are not rights given by government. So government cannot take away any one's right to life no matter what stage of development they are in. A baby is a person. All persons have a right to life. For a thinking person to say "Stay out of my bedroom" is rediculous. Abortions are done in so-called clinics not in bedrooms. Babies may be made in bedrooms. (babies=persons) If we won't ban abortions outright can we at least agree that a person who is not certified in obstetrics and gynecology should even be considered to perform an abortion? I thank God for people who are willing to step and make the needed changes. Hopefully this will pass the Senate. Then this will be a platform to ban all abortions forever.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM
    I think u are missing the point. Its not about pro-life or pro-choice, its about the government telling someone what they can do with their body.
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