Mississippi singled out

Mississippi singled out

Mississippi singled out

A pro-lifer says the recent report that centers on her state's infant mortality rate and loss of pregnant black women in childbirth is a hit piece.

The Associated Press story, "Abortion ruling means more and riskier births in Mississippi," describes some of the situations, especially in rural areas, where medical services for pregnant women are absent or very limited. Laura Knight of Pro-Life Mississippi says the truth is the state is already addressing the issue.

Knight, Laura (Pro-Life Mississippi) Knight

"By expanding and updating the policies for the scopes of practice for our medical providers like nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, [and] our registered nurses, we can more effectively reach these more rural areas of our state," she details regarding one of the solutions circulating among lawmakers.

Knight points out that healthcare workers are also seeing to other issues.

"There are other underlying primary care public health needs along with prenatal care," she notes. "Obesity, exercise, and diet and nutrition … play into all of those statistics that they like to talk about."

The pro-lifer recognizes that hers is not the only state whose rural areas unfortunately see maternal deaths and deaths of young babies; she submits that every state has the same problem and believes that because Mississippi's Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization is responsible for the Supreme Court's recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, the abortion-supporting left is merely singling out The Magnolia State.