By Emily Drooby
Missouri is the most recent state to pass pro-life legislation.
The measure would ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy. The state’s Republican Governor Mike Parson says he will sign the bill into law.
“We are going to sign the bill as is. Because its apiece of legislation that lawmakers voted on, I believe in the pro-life side of the issues and I am going to sign it,” Governor Parson said.
Missouri joining Georgia, Alabama, and several other states working to strengthen protections for the unborn.
On the other side, states like New York and Virginia have taken extreme steps to virtually eradicate any restrictions on the deadly procedure, even until the moment of birth.
Former Republican New York State Senator Marty Golden predicts the clashes between the states will have an effect on the upcoming 2020 presidential race.
Golden said, “I do believe that it will be one of the many focal points that’s driving some of the rhetoric that we see going on in some of the legislation that’s being passed in some of these states. It is truly appalling some of it, and it’s wrong.”
Michael Long, who is the Chairman Emeritus of the New York State Conservative Party, thinks the harsh anti-life push in New York has spurred on the pro-life movement.
Long explained, “…I think energizes and drives out those pro-life voters and also those pro-choice voters that really believe the country has gone too far on the issue of abortion.”
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are firmly on the side of life. The Vice President spoke out about both of their support on Monday in Florida.
“My hope is that someday we will see the sanctity of life restored to the center of American law. But ultimately with Roe vs. Wade it will be an issue that has to come before the Supreme Court. But what the American people can be confident is this President his Vice President, this administration will continue to stand for the sanctity of life” Vice President Pence said to reporters.
Many of Trump’s potential 2020 Democratic challengers back abortion.
Long said, “The Democratic party, when I say party I mean leaders, the people seeking office, they have bought into the culture of death and it’s a very scary time for America. If you have a nation and a whole political party promoting abortion and have no respect for life you really don’t have a future for my country.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Cory Booker want have said they’ll write Roe V Wade into permanent law. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is campaigning on a pro-abortion platform and Former Vice President Joe Biden has spoken out in favor of the deadly procedure despite his Catholic upbringing.