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‘Creating A Culture of Life’: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Vows to Ban Abortion

Reported by SAMANTHA RENCK, REPORTER | June 28, 2022


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Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said he will ban abortions in his state following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, vowing to create a “culture of life.”

The Supreme Court handed down a 6-3 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case focused on a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks, on Friday, finding there is no constitutional right to an abortion. Reeves applauded the decision for returning the power to strict abortion procedures to the states, and pledged to work toward banning abortions.

“I think that the majority of Americans actually believe what we believe on this case. They now have the ability to go to their local elected representatives and each individual state has the ability to pass whatever abortion laws that they think are most appropriate for their elected citizenry,” Reeves told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview. “In our state, we’re not going to allow for abortions.”

“If some other states want to then that’s their prerogative, but I think the reason the far-left is so spun up about this case is because they know that so many Americans don’t believe in third-trimester abortion, so many Americans believe that there ought to be reasonable restrictions on abortions even in states like California and New York,” Reeves said.

Reeves also said he is prepared and already promoting a pro-life culture in his state such as supporting pro-life resource centers and donating millions to child protection services. (RELATED: ‘The Hell With The Supreme Court’: Maxine Waters Vows To ‘Defy’ SCOTUS)

“Not only are we prepared to work to create a culture of life – we’ve already begun the process,” he said. “We invested millions and millions of dollars this year in our child protection services agency. We have invested in pregnancy resource centers so those individuals that find themselves in unwanted pregnancies have a place to go, a resource such that they can be helped and guided through the process.”

“Our job is to say it is not just about winning a court case, it’s about creating a culture of life, and in Mississippi, that’s exactly what we are doing,” Reeves said.

Demonstrators gather outside the United States Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v Women’s Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2022. REUTERS/Michael Mccoy

Reeves discussed the impact of the decision on the 2022 midterm elections and his own re-election in 2023. (RELATED: Karine Jean-Pierre Won’t Say Whether Biden Will Accept SCOTUS Ruling On Roe As ‘Legitimate’)

“The reality is when I ran for office, I know that the people that elected me, elected me to do what I thought was right,” Reeves said. “And what I believe to be right is to follow God’s will.”

“Honestly, when I run for re-election if this case causes me to lose re-election, then so be it because the reality is … people across America want their elected leaders to stand up for right,” he said. “And in my mind, that’s exactly what we’ve done.”

The White House did not immediately respond to TheDCNF’s comment request.

Protesters Block Roads Leading to Supreme Court Ahead of Possible Abortion Verdict




Left-wing protesters blocked intersections Monday leading to the Supreme Court in anticipation of a possible verdict on the abortion decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade. Protest group ShutDownDC said it successfully blocked several intersections Monday morning after previously having posted its plans to do so “to rise up for the transformative change that our communities need” on its website.

“We have successfully split off into different groups to hold multiple intersections #ShutDownSCOTUS,” the group tweeted.

The website lists instructions for what protesters should do if they’re arrested, including filling out a “jail support form.” There is also a form to sign up for an “affinity group,” with an option for “people who have been organizing protests at conservative justice’s homes.”

Monday is one of the Supreme Court’s decision days, and the court has not issued a verdict on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — which could overturn Roe v. Wade — for over a month. The draft opinion was leaked May 2 indicating the majority of the court would vote to overturn it. (RELATED: SCOTUS Intends To Overturn Roe V. Wade: REPORT)

Several protesters held posters with conservative Supreme Court justices, calling them “liars.”

A man was arrested and charged with attempted murder Wednesday after claiming he wanted to kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Police said they caught him with a weapon and burglary tools outside Kavanaugh’s home. The left-wing protest group Ruth Sent Us gathered at his home the same night.

Pro-abortion protesters with ShutDownDC protested at Kavanaugh’s home in 2021.

Democrats’ Abortion Bill That Would Go Further Than Roe Fails After Close Vote



Schumer And Senate Democrats Hold News Conference On Abortion Rights Legislation
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Nearly every Senate Democrat voted in favor of legislation Monday which would have radically expanded abortion rights beyond even the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade. The Women’s Health Protection Act would have forced every state to allow abortions for any reason until at least the point of viability, generally defined at around six months into a pregnancy, and banned most restrictions on abortion up to the point of birth. Every Republican voted against the bill, and every Democrat except Sen. Joe Manchin voted in favor, NBC News reported.

The WHPA would have invalidated all state and local laws restricting what types of abortion procedures are permissible while banning requirements that doctors give women medical tests such as ultrasounds before administering abortions, unless such requirements also applied to “medically comparable procedures.” The bill proposed various deregulatory measures that would have loosened safety requirements nationwide for abortion providers, such as ending restrictions on doctors prescribing pills via “telemedicine” for do-it-yourself chemical abortions at home.

Abortion is a procedure used “primarily by women,” the bill explained before justifying the use of the word “woman,” and noting that “transgender men” and “non-binary individuals” need abortion rights too. 

“Women’s decisions over women’s health care belong to women, not to extremist right-wing legislatures,” commented Sen. Chuck Schumer, who called abortion a “fundamental right.”

Jeane Mancini, the president of the March for Life, said it was the most radical abortion legislation in American history. “This bill is obviously designed by pro-abortion politicians to appease the abortion lobby. Lawmakers, regardless of party affiliation, must reject it,” she commented.

The bill is an apparent attempt to codify the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade, which is being reconsidered by the Court and could potentially be overturned in June.

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