A state senator in Mississippi is looking to the day that decisions on abortion will be made by the states, not the federal government.
As a believer in states’ rights – a state’s right to self-govern without being controlled by the federal government – State Senator Chad McMahan (R), along with other Mississippi elected officials, began work on a state pro-life bill early last November.
“We didn’t know who was going to be president at the time,” he recalls, “but we were working to restrict abortion just to medical emergencies; and [to require that] the children would have to be buried or cremated as human beings.”
But what happened on (and since) Election Day 2016 has changed the landscape, says the state lawmaker, who recently spoke about pro-life proposals as a guest at a church in Tupelo, Mississippi.
“… Now President Donald Trump has signaled that he intends to send the issue of abortion back to the states where it should have been in the beginning,” he tells OneNewsNow. “[He’s saying that] each state should decide for itself whether or not it wants to have abortion on demand.”
McMahan hopes to have legislation in place before a shift back to the states takes place. He and other lawmakers are working together to write strong legislation that will pass both chambers, be signed by the governor, and withstand the Mississippi Supreme Court.
“What we’re trying to do here in Mississippi is vote the people’s will,” he says, “and the people of Mississippi overwhelmingly support life.”
McMahan contends that the U.S. Supreme Court overstepped its authority in 1973 (Roe v. Wade) in imposing abortion on all 50 states.
Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.