Governor wants anti-abortion supporter on Health Board
by Associated Press
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.
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