I Thought I Was Mad When I Saw How Many Abortion Clinics They Have. Then I Saw The Gun Dealers.
In Septemeber 2014, Missouri lawmakers decided women must wait 72 hours to "reflect on their decision" before they can get an abortion. 'Cause, ya know, an abortion is one of those spur-of-the-moment decisions like ordering pay-per-view or having another glass of wine. And what about cases of rape, incest, or medical complications? Well, they have to wait 72 hours too. On its own, this is pretty upsetting. But when you consider how easy it is to get one of those shiny metal things used to take people's lives? That's when the blinding rage sets in.
Just for good measure, let's throw some facts up in here. Cause facts are always a good thing:
Here are Missouri's gun control laws, which state that there's no waiting period or background check required when purchasing a gun.
If you're in the market, there are 3,151 places you can purchase a gun in Missouri.
Here's The Guardian's coverage of Missouri's 72-hour abortion waiting period.
And finally, if you're in need of an abortion in Missouri, you've got exactly one in-state option.