Thursday, February 28, 2019

Farmington Republican: I was honored to be first to cast vote for historic pro-life bill

(From Rep. Dale Wright, R-Farmington)

Although many bills were offered, deliberated, and passed this past week, because of the importance of one particular bill, along with its supporting amendments, I would like to solely focus on it in this week’s Capitol Report. That bill addresses the most basic of all human rights which is the right to life.

Members of the Missouri House of Representatives passed the strongest bill in the country to protect life.

The House demonstrated to the nation that there still exists a place in America where we value and stand for the dignity for every human being. I and many other Representatives strongly believe that every infant is a gift from God and we showed that the House continues to pass laws that will protect the lives of the innocent unborn. We renew our commitment to stand for every single Missouri citizen, including the innocent, the infirm, the born and the unborn.

The bill says that a physician shall not perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman without first performing a fetal heartbeat detection test or brain function. If detected, the physician shall not perform an abortion on the unborn child. The bill includes penalty provisions for physicians that break the law but does not punish the mother. The bill prohibits all abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy (except in cases of a medical emergency), contingent upon 1 of 3 of the following criteria:

The Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade,
The passage of a federal Human Life Amendment,
The passage of a federal law – like the Human Life Bill – which would empower states to further regulate abortion.

The bill also requires referrals for out-of-state abortions to be accompanied by specified printed materials. It changes the laws regarding the parental notification required for a minor to obtain an abortion and it prohibits certain selective abortions relating to sex, race, or Down Syndrome.

The bill addresses issues the 8th Circuit Court identified as concerns with similar bills and included legislative findings in the bill to strengthen its ability to survive judicial scrutiny.

The importance of this bill cannot be overstated. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 6,790 abortions were conducted in 2017. I was honored to be the first vote cast for this historic bill. I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of Missouri that says, “all persons have a natural right to life,” and I stand by that oath.


Anonymous said...



The only prayer the repub party has for rescue from electoral oblivion in the next election is to be sure to turn out all their talibangelicals.

So there will be lots maor of this type of cr@p chummed out for their rabid base.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Damn Republicans. We need more dead babies. And more brand spanking new green deals! Free everything for everyone!

Democrats... now there are some really intelligent and life loving people.

Anonymous said...

How about all you righteous republicans taking care of those babies born from drug taking mothers, fathers in absentee, parents unable to support or properly care for these kids. Let us not forget that many of these kids are getting free lunches, reduced lunches, WIC funds, medical care for normal problems, behavioral problems, and birth defects from parents who themselves cannot handle taking care of them. How about giving us the number of kids abandoned to orphanages each year and not adopted or in foster care. All this adds up to large dollars when birth control or abortions is much cheaper and more humane to the children not exposed to these events. How do you help, adopt, foster or even see some of these children? Thought not and nether do you and your republican electorate.

Anonymous said...

You're right, 2:32. Preach it. Much better to kill them than take care of them. Let's take out the homeless adults, too. And anyone on any kind of government assistance because they are all financial burdens or they aren't living perfect lives.
Your "argument" is deplorable and lacks logic. It is self serving and shows what value those on the left give human life. You and people like you are spineless cowards who take the easy step of eradicating potential rather than inconveniencing yourselves. You put dollars in front of lives.