Missouri state Rep. Mike Moon (R) argued this week that he had the right “as a former embryo” to strip abortion rights from women.
On Tuesday, Missouri’s House Committee on Children and Families debated House Joint Resolution 98, a personhood measure that would ban abortion by adding constitutional protections for “unborn human children at every stage of biological development.”
Although opponents of the bill pointed out that it would likely be struck down based on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, Moon insisted that fetuses should be offered constitutional protections afforded to all citizens.
According to the Missourian, Moon showed the committee a video of a fetus that had developed human characteristics like hands and a face.
“A precious sight, I think most of us would agree,” Moon said of the image. “The more you look at that, the more you have to realize that that is a human being.”
After comparing abortion to the enslavement of African-Americans, Moon reportedly drew laughter from the room when he revealed the foundation of his knowledge of human reproduction.
“As a former embryo myself, I would like protection for all embryos,” he declared.
But St. Louis family physician Ed Weisbart testified that there was no scientific consensus about when life began.
“I know there’s nothing I can say today that will alter your opinion about when life begins,” Weisbart told the committee. “But I’m hopeful I can convince you that unlike what we’ve heard recently, this is just an opinion and not a scientific fact.”
Trump may ‘undo his presidency’ — with Republicans backing impeachment: CNN’s conservative anchor
President Donald Trump's presidency is in peril as Republican lawmakers condemn the administration for green-lighting Turkey's ethnic cleansing of Kurds in northern Syria.
"President Trump this week set fire to the emoluments clause by announcing his own resort would host the G-7 summit. His Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, set fire to his boss’s innocence admitting on camera to the very thing Trump is being investigated for and possibly impeached over," CNN's S.E. Cupp said.
"Donald Trump has put the Republican Party through a lot. Most have gone willingly along with him -- kids in cages, a trade war, protecting Putin, honoring Kim Jong-Un, breaking the law, the lies, the insults, the fake news, the rape allegations. Defending the president over the indefensible has become something of a cottage industry for Republican lawmakers, few of whom have ever dared to call him out," she noted.
Rep AOC helped Bernie Sanders turn out ‘the largest crowd drawn by any candidate’: report
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) helped Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) turn out a huge crowd at a campaign rally in New York City.
Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, officially endorsed the Vermont senator at the event.
"Bernie Sanders has a crowd of 25,872 this afternoon at his Queens rally, according to the security company handling the event, Contemporary Services Corp. That would make this event, his first since his heart attack 18 days ago, the largest crowd drawn by any candidate," Buzzfeed News correspondent Ruby Cramer reported.
‘Rudy is a lousy lawyer’: Ex-prosecutor reveals why nobody will hire Giuliani for legal work
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is getting rich selling his access to the White House, in spite of being a "lousy" attorney, according to a former federal prosecutor.
Paul Butler was interviewed on MSNBC by Kendis Gibson on Saturday.
"One issue is that representing Donald Trump has been great business for Rudy Giuliani," Butler noted.
"Since he’s started to be his defense attorney, there’s a huge demand for Rudy’s services. And let's face it, Rudy is a lousy lawyer. We’ve all seen him go on TV and by the time he goes off TV his client is in more trouble. So people probably aren’t hiring him for his legal skills, they want his access," he explained.