Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sullivan Republican looks forward to standing with the governor when Parson signs anti-abortion bill

(From Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan)

Thursday morning at 4 a.m., the Missouri Senate passed what I believe is the strongest pro-life bill in our state’s history. It may even be the strongest pro-life bill in our country.

Throughout the evening, we stood in defense of life as some members of the Senate threatened to filibuster the legislation. 

This action would have forced supporters to use a controversial and rarely used procedural motion known as “moving the previous question,” or a “PQ.” 

In the Missouri Senate, this procedure is considered the nuclear option. If used, it could have resulted in a shutdown of the Senate with no further business being completed before the constitutionally-mandated last day of the legislative session on May 17 at 6 p.m.

Instead, leadership worked through hours of negotiations to move this legislation to a position that would allow its passage, while keeping the Senate open. I believe the product of our work will save the lives of thousands of unborn children in our state. House Bill 126 does the following:

· Prohibits abortions once a heartbeat has been detected;

· Prohibits abortions when a baby is capable of feeling pain; and

· Outlaws abortions in Missouri upon the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

This life-saving legislation is full of even more provisions that protect the intent of this important bill from legal challenges and threatening rulings from the judicial branch. It also expands an existing tax credit for pro-life pregnancy resource centers. These centers provide medical care for low-income individuals at little or no cost.

I’m proud of the work done by my colleagues in the Missouri Senate to defend life. Without the right to life, no other right matters. House Bill 126 still needs to receive final approval from the Missouri House of Representatives before heading to the governor’s desk for his signature. I eagerly anticipate standing with our pro-life allies in the House and the governor when this bill is signed into law.


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Anonymous said...

I'm so glad these idiots don't understand that it won't be a law, and if it is, it will be struck down.

Roe Vs Wade.

Also, it's a shame these non-representatives were never aborted. The world would be a better place without them.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't he need to hold up a crucifix in pictures like this so it's clear he's inspired by jeebus?

Anonymous said...

Tolerant left in action in these posts. Someone has a different pointview, so call them names and mock them. It is no wonder that serious conversations cannot happen about some very serious issues.

Steve Holmes said...

11:30, we on the "tolerant left" aren't the ones making our intolerance of others' viewpoints into a state law bringing Big Gummit into personal decisions. We are also not the ones using the word "libtard." So what's this about calling people names?

Anonymous said...

Intolerant right wing nutjobs in action in these posts and also in many legislatures. Someone has a different pointview, so call wave your buybulls and call them names and sic the rightwing nutjob legislators and have them pass laws to prohibit behaviors which your interpretation of your edition of the buybull says are immoral. It is no wonder that serious conversations cannot happen about some very serious right wing nutjob buybull idiocy.

Remember to tithe so the god hustlers can keep their private jets flying!

Anonymous said...

11:45, you have no idea what you are talking about. No one here used the word "libtard". No one. Every law passed is someone's viewpoint. Every law passed infringes on someone's personal decisions. The post that you tried to attack made a very valid observation when stating that reactions like yours are the reason that serious conversations cannot be held about serious issues.

Anonymous said...

Steve Holmes, what are you babbling about? You using the phrase "Big Gummit" is meant as a slight and attack on people you disagree with. Yet you cry about "libtard" being used when, as someone else pointed out, it wasn't. Then you have someone else using the word "jeebus" to marginalize others beliefs. The liberals on this blog come across as a pack of triggered, thin skinned sycophants who cannot tolerate individual thought. Why not instead of name calling and insulting those you disagree with you try talking to them like an adult? Maybe you could teach them something or maybe you would learn something.

Anonymous said...

Right on point 10:16. Peole like 11:45 try to create a false narrative when a conversation is has. Others, such as 11:55, just calls names in the absence of any intelligent viewpoint.

Anonymous said...

A salute to 10:16 & 4:08. And now, something else to ponder. And for the life of me I cannot understand how this isnt talked about more. What about my rights as a man? If a woman becomes pregnant and the father wants to take the responsibility to raise their child, I shouldn't be upset about someone choosing to kill my child? What? What has happened to our society?

Anonymous said...

Here is something to think about.
A woman has breast cancer and has the mass removed. She is labelled a survivor and celebrated as brave and strong. As she should be. It is a life changing experience that would take an enormous amount of strength to survive. The woman has no issue sharing her experience.
A woman has an abortion. The mass is removed and the woman goes on with her life. Rarely are abortions talked about let alone celebrated. The woman isn't labelled as a survivor for having the mass removed.
No one has an issue discussing having a wart or melanoma removed.
Why is this? If abortions are simply removing a mass of tissue, why is it labelled as a personal matter? Could it be that no matter what we try and tell ourselves we know that an abortion is stopping a life and there is guilt involved? Is there an ingrained sense of right and wrong that tells us that it is more than a mass?
Or is it social quilt?