Happy Hour News
Guys, we have a nominee for a Golden Shlafly: meet the Pride of Satan’s Hollow Missouri, fetus-fondling gawd-botherer state Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman:
The pattern emerges whenever a Republican-led state imposes new restrictions on abortion: People seeking the procedure cross state lines to find treatment in places with less-restrictive laws…
…An unusual new provision, introduced by state Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R), would allow private citizens to sue anyone who helps a Missouri resident obtain an abortion out of state, using the novel legal strategy behind the restrictive law in Texas that since September has banned abortions in that state after six weeks of pregnancy.
Abortion rights advocates say the measure is unconstitutional because it would effectively allow states to enact laws beyond their jurisdictions…. The measure could signal a new strategy by the antiabortion movement to extend its influence beyond the conservative states poised to tighten restrictions if the Supreme Court moves this summer to overturn its landmark precedent protecting abortion rights…
Her amendment also would make it illegal to manufacture, transport, possess or distribute abortion pills in Missouri.
Yup, if Coleman has her way, you can be sued in Missouri for a medical procedure you have in Illinois because, dammit, you will have your rapist’s baby, Praise Jeebus. Oh, and welcome to Gideon.
UPDATE 1: Related via strategy and theocratic intent – you cannot move to a more welcoming and inclusive state with your trans kid:
So, guys, if you live in the theocracy of Possum Hollar, you better get out: the Republicans are coming for everyone.
State’s rights means you have no rights.