Despite the efforts Joe Arpaio, of one of the most absurd and looney sheriffs in the country, two months ago, a state judge found it is illegal for Arpaio to refuse to transport female inmates to a medical facility for an elective abortion.
Sheriff Joe with Pink Underpants
And Arpaio isn't alone. Missouri officials must let a pregnant inmate have an abortion, the Supreme Court said Monday, rejecting an appeal by anti-abortion Gov. Matt Blunt, a Republican.
Missouri, which has some of the strictest abortion laws in the country, argued taxpayers should not have to pick up the tab for transporting the woman to an abortion clinic.