Gynotician of the Week: Missouri State Senator Brian Nieves
This past week, in a debate on his Facebook page, Missouri State Senate Majority Caucus Whip Brian Nieves dismissed the need for lifesaving abortions, going so far to say that an abortion to save a woman’s life is “a matter of convenience.”
Maybe to Nieves it’s a “matter of convenience,” but to women, it’s a matter of life and death!
Nieves is a classic example of a Gynotician; he wants to insert himself in the exam room and control the personal and private medical decisions best left up to a woman, her family, and her faith, in consultation with her doctors.
What Nieves fails to understand is that thistype of case stems from an often heartbreaking and tragic situation— the kind of situation where a woman and her doctor need every medical option available. What they don’t need are politicians trying to make decisions for them.
Last session, he voted for a birth control refusal billin an attempt to overrule the federal benefit to make birth control available as basic preventive care with no additional co-pay—and now he’s trying to defend his extreme position on restricting access to safe and legal abortion, revealing his utter disregard for the lives of all Missouri women.
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