Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pleased with the Personhood Amendment defeat? Well, hope you didn't get too excited....

HB 1390 would require that physicians at the state's only abortion clinic have admitting privileges at a local hospital.  Now, what local hospital is going to allow them admitting privileges, knowing that a very vocal minority of the state would boycott the hell out of them?  As a result, the effect of the passage of this bill would be the closure of the state's only abortion clinic.

The bill is being debated live here.  Actually, debate may be a strong word.  President Pro Tempore Greg Snowden (R - Meridian) has been refusing some Democrats the right to speak, even telling Rep. Willie Bailey (D - Greenville) to sit down while Rep. Bailey was asking questions of Rep. Sam Mims, V (R - McComb).  Shameful.

UPDATE - HB 1390 passes House

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