Missouri is considering a law that would uphold a healthcare worker’s right of conscience.
The bill would protect healthcare professionals from discrimination if they refuse to participate in an abortion or other objectionable procedure. It sounds at least somewhat similar to Healthcare Freedom of Conscience Act Rep. David Meeks sponsored last year in the Arkansas Legislature; that bill, however, failed to make it out of committee.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.