Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) told the American Family Association radio show last night that Democrats’ “one mission in life is to abort children, is to kill children in the womb,” and boasted of signing legislation that could close the state’s only abortion provider.
“[T]hey don’t care if the mother’s life is in jeopardy, that if something goes wrong that a doctor can’t admit them to a local hospital, that he’s not even board certified,” Bryant said of the Democrats’ opposition to the measure which would impose tough new restrictions on the clinic. “We passed that bill and I think you’ll see other states follow and when that happens at least these fly-in abortionists are going to be regulated under the state laws of the Medical Procedures Act here in the state of Mississippi as they should be across the nation.” Watch it:
Bryant is no stranger to extreme rhetoric. In November of 2011, as Mississippi voters went to the polls to vote-down a radical anti-abortion measure that equates abortion with murder and would outlaw some forms of birth control, then-Lt. Gov. Bryant warned that if the personhood amendment fails, “Satan wins.” “This is a battle of good and evil of Biblical proportions,” he said. Bryant was responding to a question from Cristen Hemmins, who was raped and shot twice during a kidnapping as a college student.