Representative Shaming – Anti-Choice Edition
by Courtney C Horne @FireezDragon
Not one of the 19 members of the House Committee on Health and Welfare had the courage to vote against the Anti-Choice House Bill 388 (HB388) leaving Committee. There is not a single “nay” on sending the measure to the full house.
The bill has similar measures to the Texas bill which was filibustered by Wendy Davis and later passed through in a special session and is currently causing clinics across that state to close at a rapid rate.
It appears two members did not vote on the measure but from the record here it is unclear if they abstained from the vote intentionally or if they were not there at the time of the vote.
Voting to severely jeopardize full reproductive health care access for women in the state were the following representatives:
Scott Simon Republican District 74
Regina Barrow Democrat District 29
Richard Burford Republican District 7
Kenny Cox Democrat District 23
Lance Harris Republican District 25
Kenneth Havard Republican District 62
Bob Hensgens Republican District 47
Dorthy Sue Hill Democrat District 32
Frank Hoffman Republican District 15
Katrina Jackson Democrat District 16
Bernard LeBas Democrat District 38
John Morris Republican District 1
J. Rogers Pope Republican District 71
Julie Stokes Republican District 79
Lenar Whitney Republican District 53
Patrick Williams Democrat District 4
Thomas Willmott Republican District 92
Not voting on the measure:
John Anders Democrat District 21
A B Franklin Democrat District 34
If you are concerned about women’s access to reproductive freedom in the state, I would strongly recommend you get in touch with your representative about this issue. I will update once the floor debate date is scheduled for this bill.