Slightly more than a week ago today, Mississippi Republican State Representative Bubba (yes, Bubba) Carpenter addressed his local GOP chapter, in Alcorn County, speaking of his pride in a new law that "literally stopped abortion in the state of Mississippi." However, the term "coat hanger abortions," used by Carpenter, drew much negative reaction.
James Carter discovered the clip on the Alcorn County GOP channel and edited it to the pertinent part, regarding "coat hanger abortions," and posted it. It was picked up in a number of places, but the Alcorn County GOP lodged a copyright complaint with YouTube, and the clip was removed. You can still get the original on the Alcorn County GOP's channel, but they disabled embedding of it.
Naturally, they would disable embedding of it, because it makes it far, far harder to write about it if it can't be embedded. Also quite naturally, the GOP, the party that disavows science, doesn't know there are ways around that (more later).
Here's a transcript of what Watson said, emphasis ours:
"We have literally stopped abortion in the state of Mississippi. Three blocks from the Capitol sits the only abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi. A bill was drafted. It said, if you would perform an abortion in the state of Mississippi, you must be a certified OB/GYN and you must have admitting privileges to a hospital. Anybody here in the medical field knows how hard it is to get admitting privileges to a hospital...
"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 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. 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."
What's interesting is how the GOP states that they want less government. Their followers want less government. Isn't this - banning abortion - and banning same sex marriage, as well, government intrusion. As we've seen before, the GOP is also the party of do as I say, not as I do.
It's also the party that says it is the party of God, and many of its followers are right wing extremist Christians. Yet they forget Matthew 25:40, which should apply to social services, entitlement programs (which Social Security and Medicare are not because we all pay into them, making them INSURANCE programs), Universal Health Care, and the like. If you are in the GOP and need translation, you are not the Christian you claim to be.
it is also interesting how they want to stop abortion, yet they want to stop social services for poor people. That means, essentially, that as soon as the child exits the womb, it's on its own and is welcome to starve.
However, what the GOP fails to note is there are easy ways to download a YouTube video. There are easy ways to upload it to different sites, as well. There is another version of Bubba's speech at a different site, probably multiple ones. You can view the horror of it below.
If necessary, and they take this down, as well, you can also see Bubba's speech on YouTube.
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