State of Mississippi Archives: on Abortion

Jensen Bohren: Women should have same body autonomy as men

It is astounding that, even in this day and age, women do not enjoy the same respect, pay rate, or body autonomy of men. As the oft-repeated refrain states, "Women's rights are human rights."
Source: Facebook posting on 2018 Mississippi Senate race Dec 31, 2017

Trent Kelly: Planned Parenthood is breaking the law; defund them

I was speechless after seeing the videos of Planned Parenthood officials flippantly describing how the organization sells body parts from aborted children. The commentaries in the videos by the Planned Parenthood officials on the horrific procedures used to harvest organs indicate that they are in clear violation of the 1993 National Institute of Health Revitalization Act. The law explicitly states no alteration of the timing or procedures used to terminate a pregnancy can be made solely for the purpose of obtaining the tissue. The lack of compassion for human life does nothing to help the advancement of health care for women and highlights what we have always known--Planned Parenthood's interest is making money.

We cannot allow Planned Parenthood's actions to continue. This week, I called on the Department of Justice to investigate criminal claims against Planned Parenthood. Cutting off the funding for Planned Parenthood might not end abortions in this country, but it is a start.

Source: 2015-16 House campaign website Jul 30, 2015

Chris McDaniel: Human life begins at conception

Question topic: Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

McDaniel: Strongly Agree

Question topic: Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

McDaniel: Only in the case where the mother's life is at risk.

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Mississippi Senate race Jul 2, 2014

Chris McDaniel: Require doctor's prescription to get an abortion

Chris McDaniel voted Yea on Passage of SB 2795: Requiring Physicians to Administer Abortion Prescriptions (Bill Passed Senate, 39-12).
Source: VoteSmart summary of Mississippi 2013-2014 voting records Feb 14, 2013

Chris McDaniel: Unborn children are children

The Center for Pregnancy Choices of South Central Mississippi hosted a luncheon to help bring awareness to Mississippi's Personhood Amendment. State Sen. McDaniel spoke at the event and called the Center for Pregnancy Choices a "godsend."

"They are amazing," he said. "They are on the front lines in the fight for life. They're out there letting people know there are other options aside from just aborting the child."

McDaniel said he favors the Personhood Amendment and anything else that promotes the pro-life message. "It's important to discuss it so everyone can understand it," he said. "I hope one day it leads to a culture that embraces life."

McDaniel said that millions of children have been aborted since the passage of Roe vs. Wade in 1973. "Unborn children are children," he said. "They're human beings and should be protected by law."

Amendment 26 would outlaw abortion, human cloning, embryo stem cell research, and other forms of "medical cannibalism."

Source: Mississippi 2014 Senate campaign website Jun 4, 2011

Haley Barbour: We made MS the safest state for an unborn child

I am proud of Mississippi [on abortion issues]: in 2004, my first year, after we worked together to enact comprehensive pro-life legislation, Americans United for Life, a national right-to-life organization, named Mississippi "the safest state in America for an unborn child."
Source: 2011 Mississippi State of the State Address Jan 11, 2011

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