PEARL, Miss. — Tami Rose, sex educator and owner of brick-and-mortar retail establishment Romantic Adventures, has penned an op-ed for The Daily Beast titled, "I Own a Sex Shop in Mississippi. SCOTUS Is Coming for Me Next."
"This opinion is a nuclear bomb to the health and autonomy of women," she writes, referencing the recently leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling overturning the constitutional right to safe and legal abortions.
Rose describes how the ramifications of such a decision by the Supreme Court could "wipe out the porn industry and the sex-toy industry in this country—not to mention rolling back our civilization by 200 years."
"What really concerns me is that once we choose to go backward in time and take this compassionless route, people who do know how to give proper care to an abortion receiver will move out of the system and be lost," she opines. "Women will be forced to carry every pregnancy and denied contraception, which is the logical next step and is already being codified into law in Louisiana (HB 813). These women will live much shorter life spans.
“As a nation, we should be supporting mothers, feeding children, making better jobs available for our people and restructuring our society so that all are happy and prosperous and want to have the joy of welcoming more children into the world," Rose concludes.
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