When the voters of Mississippi went to the polls in November, they had two options when it came to choosing a governor — a Democrat who supported the so-called “Personhood Amendment,” which would grant legal rights to fertilized eggs, or the Republican, who was actually a member of the “Personhood” movement.
Not surprisingly, as a conservative state, they chose the Republican. But probably not because of his staunch anti-abortion views. After all, the voters overwhelmingly rejected the “Personhood” ballot initiative, making it clear that they thought the measure went too far.
Gov. Phil Bryant, however, doesn’t seem to be taking the hint. First he signed a bill that would likely close the state’s only abortion clinic, declaring he wants Mississippi to be “abortion-free” (the supporters of the bill, who were less blatant, were trying to claim it wasn’t about cutting off access to abortion, but about “women’s safety.”). Then, he had his Lieutenant Governor block the appointment of a well-known doctor from the state’s board of health — despite the fact that he had already been serving on the board — because of the doctor’s association with the clinic.
Now, he’s making it undeniably clear that this is a holy mission that his term as governor is about ending abortion at all costs, and that he views anyone of the opposite party as an enemy who is intent on murdering babies.
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Speaking on a conservative radio show hosted by Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, Bryant declared that all Democrats are focused on “kill[ing] children,” and that it is their highest priority.
ABC News reports:
Days after he signed a law that would effectively shut down his state’s only remaining abortion-performing clinic, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant accused Democrats of having one mission in life: “to abort children.”
“The hypocrisy of the left that now tried to kill this bill, that says that I should have never signed it, the true hypocrisy is that their one mission in life is to abort children, is to kill children in the womb,” Bryant told conservative radio host Tony Perkins on Tuesday.
Is this really what the citizens of Mississippi signed on for when they chose Bryant as governor?