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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Mississippi Senate Trying to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Feb 19, 2007

On February 7, the State Senate in Mississippi passed a bill to ban most abortions, except in cases of rape, incest and to save the mother’s life. The bill now goes to the Mississippi House, where it may have more difficulty passing. The committee chairman who would have to bring it forward, Steve Holland, said, “I have no intention of taking up any pro-choice or pro-life bill.... It’s just the same-old, same old....”

The bill claims that abortion “places a woman at greater risk for psychological distress, depression, suicidal ideation and suicide than her carrying a child to full term and giving birth.”

It’s obvious that the choice a woman makes to have an abortion is a difficult one. But the fact is that the choice to have a child is equally difficult and more long-lasting for many women. Women are exactly the ones who know whether or not they can pay financially or emotionally the cost of feeding, clothing, protecting and raising a child. And that’s exactly why the choice should belong to the women involved–and no one else.

Let these sanctimonious religious hypocrites go peddle their lies somewhere else.