Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves Confirms Pregnant People in His State Are Shit Out of Luck

Over the weekend, the governor of Mississippi Tate Reeves did morning rounds to discuss the upside potential of Roe v. Wade. Reeves, you see, is excellently qualified to comment on the removal of expectant pregnancy, because (1) it was a Mississippi case, Dobbs sues Jackson Women’s Health Organization, That would reverse nearly 50 years of precedent if the draft opinion continues, and (2) Mississippi is one of 13 states with trigger laws on the books that would immediately go into effect essentially banning abortion. So what does the very near future look like for the women of Mississippi — and the children they will be forced to give birth to, assuming the children have been told there is no abnormality that prevents them from living outside. ectopic? Reeves did his best to jump around stuff that sucks, but the answer is clear: no good! Actually, terrible, terrible and stuff of nightmares.

For starters, it’s a fact that Mississippi specific triggering laws do not allow exceptions in the case of incest. Asked why by CNN’s Jake Tapper, Reeves rather sparklingly replied, “Well, that would be the law because in 2007 the Mississippi legislature passed it.”

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Frustrated by Tapper, who asked, “Why is it acceptable to force girls who are victims of incest to bring them into adulthood?” Reeves tried to shift focus away from the terrible situation Mississippi would place these victims in, saying, “Well, as you know, Jake, over 92% of all abortions in America are manual. elective custom.” Then he added that there’s clearly no need to worry about disenfranchising incest victims because, “When you look at the number of [abortions] actually related to incest, it’s less than 1%. Asked by Tapper about cases where “the fetus has serious abnormalities or death that would not allow the fetus to live outside the uterus” and if “Mississippi status [is] will force these tragic girls and women to bring the child to adulthood,” Reeves tried again to downplay the situation and said, “Well, Jake, I’ll tell you, I think those This question illustrates exactly what we’ve been talking about, and that is, you’re dealing with rare examples and are a very small percentage of the total number of abortions. ” Again, he had no answer: it was inhumane to force people to give birth to a child with no real chance of survival.

For children who might have survived but whose mothers did not have the means to provide for them, Reeves suggested that the state take care of those children, although lawmakers in Mississippi have a track record. amazing in equipping the state. so. “Oh, listen, as I have told you before, and I will tell you again,” he said, “the fact is, when I was elected governor, my first speech in the In my inauguration, I made it very clear that I believe in my heart that I was elected not to try to hide our problems but to try to fix our problems. “As Tapper noted, Mississippi has the highest infant mortality rates in the nation and the nation’s highest rates of child poverty. , their legislature recently rejected an attempt to expand coverage. Postpartum Medicaid insurance and its “foster care system are also the subject of a lengthy federal lawsuit for failing to protect children from abuse.”

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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/05/tate-reeves-abortion-mississippi-roe-v-wade Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves Confirms Pregnant People in His State Are Shit Out of Luck

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