Governor wants anti-abortion supporter on Health Board
Published: March 28,2013
RIDGELAND — Gov. Phil Bryant has nominated anti-abortion activist Terri Herring of Ridgeland for a six-year term on the state Board of Health.
Herring’s is one of several nominations awaiting consideration in the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee.
If confirmed by a majority of the Senate, Herring would serve this July 1 through June 30, 2019.
Republican Bryant nominated her to succeed Ellen Williams of Senatobia, who is a registered nurse and has a doctorate degree.
Herring has lobbied for years to tighten abortion laws in Mississippi. As head of Pro Life America Network, she is pushing this year for a bill that would put new restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs.
Democratic Sen. Deborah Dawkins, who supports abortion rights, says she wants to know whether Herring is qualified to serve.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Governor wants anti-abortion supporter on Health Board”
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Two BancorpSouth mergers delayed by federal inquiries
- Moon River Foods creating 100 jobs in Mississippi Delta
- Severstal selling plants, including Severstal Columbus
- Wasted away — Margaritaville in Biloxi to close by Sept. 19
- WILLOUGHBY: Broadband Voice founder Gary Watts isn’t afraid to take chances
- Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation
- Police find Attorney General Hood's stolen handgun
- Pickwick Pines settles lawsuit; pays $260K
- Judge to hear from True the Vote as McDaniel attempts to overturn loss to Cochran