Governor's Comments Raise Eyebrows

By: Mike McDaniel
By: Mike McDaniel

The comments were said during an internet talk show with the American Family Association.

Governor Phil Bryant was discussing abortion and the bill he signed last week requiring anyone performing an abortion to be OB-GYN certified and have admitting privileges at local hospitals. That's when he said this.

"Even if you believe in abortion, the hypocrisy of the left that now tried to kill this bill that, that says 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 said.

"I don't think that was proper at all. I think that was way, way off base and out of line," said house democratic leader representative Bobby Moak.

To lawmakers like Rep. Moak those comments are nothing more than an insult to people who have different views.

"You can't make those kind of comments and put groups of people who voted a certain way to say that this was the reason they voted that way," said Moak.

Moak says the handful of abortion bills introduced in the legislature were ignoring the will of Mississippi voters who voted down the personhood amendment last Fall.

Bryant's spokesman says the governor isn't backing down from what he said and in a statement says, "Gov. Bryant has not hidden from his commitment to defending life, and he will continue working toward his stated goal of making Mississippi abortion-free. His comments were directed at those who insist that the unborn do not have the right to life."

Bryant went on to say in the interview he wants to end abortion in the state which has been his position since he began his campaign for governor.

"That's what I said and that's what I intend to do," said Bryant.


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  • by Mark Location: MS Gulf Coast on Apr 28, 2012 at 07:56 AM
    I agree with the Governor. Planned Parenthood brought lots of money in from out of state to kill the person-hood amendment. Why would they interfere in other State matters if they weren't worried that it would affect their Baby Killing practices in all States. They are not concerned about women's health, they make a great deal of money from abortions. They are hypocrites. Besides, if an abortion is going to be performed, would you not want adequate medical attention if there is a complication? People should act properly to not get pregnant. If it happens, the life deserves a chance. It could have been you. Go watch the movie October Baby!!!
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      by planet earth on Apr 29, 2012 at 05:22 PM in reply to Mark
      the person-hood amendment you are so proud of was not written in mississippi, it was written by a guy out in colorado who couldnt get it passed there, or anywhere else so they brought it to the bible belt so the people on the dirt roads of mississippi would pass it so it could go to the supreme court. want to talk about outside people pouring money into this state to influnce the state look in your own bark yard first.
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      by planet earth on May 1, 2012 at 06:06 PM in reply to Mark
      i see today that oklahoma has rejected the same ammendment to their constitution. these outside people will keep trying to sucker some stant into adopting this so it can be challenged in court so it can go to the supreme court so they can reverse row v wade finally. good plan, to bad people are smarter than they are.
  • by cw on Apr 28, 2012 at 07:39 AM
    this country was founded on freedom of belief or nonbelief and the governor nor the church nor the government on any level should force their beliefs on any of us.
  • by Reader on Apr 27, 2012 at 02:37 PM
    Some many people say they are prolife... how many of them really had to make a choice. How many of them have given away their children or grandchildren ? How many of them regret having the children they do have? How many of them or one or their children are abusers? How many children were products of rape or incest? Be real about the issues at hand. Not every child was produced out of love or will end up a loving caring person. Let that woman decide she is the one that will have to account for what she does not anyone else.
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      by David on Apr 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM in reply to Reader
      So you'd rather kill the baby than give it away? There's something Spock could never understand....
  • by Tammie Location: Decatur on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:58 PM
    The bible says, "thou shalt not kill". There are no if, ands or maybe's about it. He created life and we have no right to take an innocent life. The Lord is in control of every aspect of life and every baby conceived has a purpose . Who are we to take that away? We can't change God's word or make it to be what we interpret it. His word is simple and straight forward. We are not to take away or add to.
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      by veteran on Apr 28, 2012 at 06:34 AM in reply to Tammie
      the bible says thou shalt not kill, then explain capitol punishment. If killing is wrong, we should never execute anyone, that is taking a life too, isn't it?
  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:52 PM
    nothing this man says or does surprises me anymore. can you say "recall election"
  • by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:49 PM
    He is a fundaMENTAList christian Talibaptist and apparently hears voices from his god, whatever that may be. Listen to what the moron said on the air. Anyone else that said voices were telling them to do things would probably be in an institution.
  • by Lee Location: Lauderdale on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:23 PM
    The next thing he should fo is limit the amount of children you can receive government aid for and require every person that is living off of the government to pass a random drug test. If you fail you lose your money until you can pass the drug test and if you fail it twice you should lose it forever. If a working man has to pass them so should the ones that have never worked. Then we could provide better health care and benefits for those that have worked all their lives.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:51 PM in reply to Lee
      By god you are right! Government is not big enough, and we Missippians want to hurt all the people we can who we disagree with. The intelligence of this breed is evidently much less than average. This is Mississippi after all.
  • by think on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:08 PM
    I think everyone saying abortion is murder should really think before you speak. Yes, abortion to just be having one because you don't want it, yet want to do the deed, that is murder. Abortion because the child would be still born or because something is wrong and your life is on the line, is a life savor. Think about it...if something was going wrong and the dr told you that this pregnacy will kill you...think real hard about what you would do. I think there should be a law that you have to have a medical reason, being that you are in danger or the child will be still born or a vegtable or such.
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      by Mark on Apr 28, 2012 at 07:59 AM in reply to think
      Once you are pregnant, it should be in God's hands. Men do not know what the outcome will be. Ask Tim Teebow or go watch the movie October Baby.
  • by Concerned Location: MS on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:07 PM
    If scientist find a SINGLE CELL on another planet, what would they call it? Life maybe?
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      by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:45 PM in reply to Concerned
      And your point? Should we ban cutting grass and/or trees since they contain cells?
  • by M. Myers Location: Philadelphia MS on Apr 27, 2012 at 12:50 PM
    Just another display by the governor that he has his own agenda and could care less what his people want (meaning Mississippians).
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