Robert Foster on Abortion
Voted for "heartbeat bill": abortion ban after 15 weeks
In March, Gov. Bryant signed the "heartbeat bill" into law, banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can come as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The law does not allow exceptions for rape or incest.
The law is being challenged
in federal court by the Center for Reproductive Rights. Mississippi has been in a similar position before. Last year, Bryant signed a 15-week abortion ban into law. After an emergency hearing, the law was ruled unconstitutional and blocked from taking
Attorney General Jim Hood recently filed papers on behalf of the state, appealing the ruling. So, now, both the 15-week ban and the heartbeat bill are in court.
Of the legislation, Gov. Bryant previously said, "We think this is showing the
profound respect and desire of Mississippians to protect the sanctity of that unborn life whenever possible."
Legislative Outcome:Passed House 81-36-2, Feb. 13; Rep. Robert Foster voted YES; passed Senate 34-14-4, Feb. 13.
Source: Clarion-Ledger on Mississippi voting records: HB 732
, May 20, 2019
Protect all innocent life, including unborn children
Strong on Pro-Life: Robert is a Christian and believes in protecting all innocent life, including the lives of unborn children. He has a solid pro-life voting record in the state legislature and has
pushed to further protect the lives of the unborn by authoring a heart-beat bill that would ban abortion in our state after a heart-beat can be detected.
Source: 2019 Mississippi governor campaign website Foster4MS.com
, Dec 31, 2018
No abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, with no exceptions
[2019 Gubernatorial candidate Robert] Foster, who is Baptist, touts his status as a "strong Christian and balanced conservative voice," and his record of supporting anti-abortion legislation is sure to endear him to evangelicals. In March, Foster was
one of the co-authors who introduced House Bill 1510, the Gestational Age Act, which prohibits abortions after 15 weeks even in the cases of rape and incest. Gov. Phil Bryant signed it into law in March, but a federal court struck it down on Nov. 20.
Source: Jackson Free Press on Mississippi voting record: HB1510
, Dec 10, 2018
Page last updated: Apr 19, 2020