Mississippi’s governor says there is no “grandstanding” behind a new state law that bans most abortions after a baby’s heartbeat is detected.
Gov. Phil Bryant insists that his political career will be completed when he finishes his second term as governor, meaning there is no political motive behind the heartbeat bill.
“The arguments from the Left are, This is just for political purposes, you must just be grandstanding for your crowd. I don't need to grandstand,” Bryant told the “Focal Point with Bryant Fischer” program, heard on American Family Radio, this week.
Meanwhile, Kentucky’s governor has signed House Bill 5 that prohibits abortion on the basis of gender, race, or disability.
Kentucky Right to Life director Margie Montgomery tells OneNewsNow the law protects Down Syndrome children.
“These little babies are just as precious as babies that do not have any type of disability,” she insists. “So often disability is in the mind and eye of the onlooker, but God has asked us to protect all innocent life.”
The Kentucky bill is predictably being opposed: the ACLU had filed a lawsuit before Gov. Matt Bevin signed the bill into law.
Bryant told the radio program that Leftists often accuse pro-lifers of caring only about unborn children, a familiar swipe at conservatives who often complain about the cost of government programs.
According to Gov. Bryant, Mississippi spends nearly $4 billion a year in state and federal dollars combined to protect and educate children.
"We continue to support that child," he said. "The Left also says, Oh, conservatives only care for children that are unborn, (but) that is such a falsehood. It's so wrong."
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