Tate Reeves on Abortion



Overturning Roe greatest conservative accomplishment

Last year, Mississippi led the nation to overturn Roe v. Wade--the greatest accomplishment in the conservative movement in my lifetime. Long story short, more innocent children will now have the chance to be born. But the fact is that being pro-life is about more than just being anti-abortion. We don't just want to eliminate the taking of unborn children's lives, we want to make it easier for parents to raise children and for mothers to give birth to happy and healthy kids.
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the Miss. legislature , Jan 30, 2023

We must show being pro-life is not just being anti-abortion

We must show that being pro-life is not just about being anti-abortion. We have to do everything we can to make it easier on those moms who may be in unwanted pregnancies. I have signed legislation to provide help and resources to the 37 pregnancy resource centers that are located in every region of our state. And we're trying to do is focus on making adoption easier in Mississippi. We're focusing on improving our foster care system.
Source: CNN SOTU interviews on 2023 Mississippi Gubernatorial race , May 8, 2022

I believe that clearly life begins at conception

I don't think that it is going to apply to those that choose to use birth control. I believe that clearly life begins at conception. I am trying very hard to make sure that everyone in America knows that the overturning of Roe certainly puts the decision-making on abortion policy back in the elected representatives in each of the 50 states. That, by the way, is where the decision-making was in America for the first 200 years of our country until 1972 when, in my opinion, Roe was wrongly decided.
Source: Meet the Press on 2023 Mississippi Governor race , May 8, 2022

America's abortion laws closer to Chinese communists

That most core human right: the right to life. The right of these children not to be killed before having the chance to be heard. Mississippians are leading the charge to defend those children. Mississippi and the Supreme Court's landmark case is on a path to preserving millions of lives for generations to come. There is no excuse for America's abortion laws to be closer to the Chinese communists than the rest of the western world.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to MIssissippi legislature , Jan 25, 2022

Abortion services elective and unnecessary during pandemic

Reeves promised to take action against his state's lone abortion clinic if it continues to provide abortions during the coronavirus pandemic. Reeves, who has worked for years to limit and end abortion in Mississippi, said that he considers abortion elective and unnecessary. "We're doing everything in our power, and have for many years, to make Mississippi the safest place in America for unborn children," he said.
Source: USA Today on 2023 Mississippi gubernatorial race , Mar 25, 2020

Our commitment to pro-life values must never waver

We have worked hard in Mississippi to make this the safest state in the country for our innocent unborn children. This is noble and it is essential. Our commitment to our pro-life values must never waver.
Source: 2020 Mississippi State of the State address , Jan 27, 2020

Ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy

After a heated floor debate, the Senate passed a bill 35-14 to ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, bringing the state one step closer to enacting the most restrictive abortion ban in the country. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves [supported the bill, saying] "Mississippians are committed to protecting the lives of unborn children, and this law will be a major step in accomplishing that goal. I am committed to making Mississippi the safest place in America for an unborn child."
Source: Clarion Ledger on Mississippi voting record: HB 1510 , Mar 6, 2018

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Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

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MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
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