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GOP Rep on Coathanger Abortions: "You Have to Start Somewhere"

 
 
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This is the face of state-level anti-choicers. With pride, this Mississippi State Representative, Bubba Carpeneter, describes the onerous burdens placed on abortion doctors that will potentially, in his words "literally," end legal aboriton in Misssissippi. It's horrifying to hear him speak of the disguises the few doctors who currently fly into the state do wear to avoid violence as though it's a good thing. But the kicker is when he describes "the other side:" "they're like, the poor pitiful women that can't afford to go out of state... are just going start doing them at home with a coat hanger... well, you have to start somewhere." (full quote below)

With women dying?

Carpenter's more complete words:

"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 heard 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.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at May 16, 2012, 8:10am