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As Mississippi Governor from 2012 to 2020, Phil Bryant knocked off key social ills. Rates for unemployment, high school dropouts and teen pregnancies hit record lows during his tenure. But what he really wanted to stop was abortion.
In an interview with IFA’s Dave Kubal, Bryant shared: “The number one issue— the first thing we all do as governors or anyone in public life— is public safety. To protect the lives of our citizens. These (pre-born children) are citizens. And they deserve due process. They deserve the constitutional rights of every citizen of the United States. They are children of God and we must lay down our lives, if necessary, to protect them.”
Hope to do this came with the heartbeat bill and the science of the sonogram. “At about fifteen weeks, you can detect…that heartbeat, the brain is beginning to mature. Life clearly exists,” Bryant said. “So it was a viability question. Is that child viable? Is it a human life? And if it is a human life, does the state of Mississippi have a right to protect it? We said it does and we are going to fight it all the way to the Supreme Court.”
This case—Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health—aims directly at Roe v. Wade. Bryant said, “Our 10th amendment said all of those laws that are not prohibited—powers that are not specifically given to the federal government—are those of the states. We believe this is a states’ rights issue.”
Bryant is no stranger to the court system. He was sued over the state flag, religious freedoms, even the state budget. “And all of the cases went to the same judge. Remarkably the same Obama-appointed judge got every case in which I was sued,” Bryant said.
But things went differently with the lawsuit over the heartbeat bill. “It went to the Fifth Circuit and the Fifth Circuit said, ‘We’re trying to deliberate as to whether or not we will hear it,’’ Bryant said. “And the United States Supreme Court said, ‘We are going to hear it. We’re going to pull that out and bring it before the United States Supreme Court. Remarkable that this is happening at this time.”
Bryant isn’t shy about his goal: “[These judicial activists] thought it was a big deal, ‘Oh we got him to admit that he wants to [end abortion in Mississippi].’ Praise God I do! You got me! If you want me to say I want to end abortion, you got me. I’ll write it down and testify to it.”
His testimony is fueled from heaven. “I was just looking this morning at my devotional Jesus Calling. It says ‘Do not let any set of circumstances intimidate you. The more challenging your day, the more of My power I place at your disposal. Amen,’” Bryant said. “That is for today. He is placing His power at our disposal for this purpose and we can’t let any set of circumstances intimidate us.”
Meet Governor Bryant and other Champions for Life at IFA’s Appealing for Life event.
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Joyce and I were so blessed to hear Dutch Sheets read this article on Give Him 15 this morning: https://youtu.be/EtihfMRZ9Xo
I love Gov. Bryant’s dedication to making the state of Mississippi the safest state in the nation for unborn babies. It reminds me of the fact that the Chinese characters for “womb” or “uterus” 子宫 mean “child’s palace.” May it be so in every womb in every state!
When Roe is overturned and the decisions regarding life and death for the unborn revert to the states, may every governor and state leader and every citizen in every state welcome and receive the babies with open arms and restore the full legal protection provided by our 14th Amendment..
God is our commander in chief and he is mobilizing the body of Christ for his purposes. This evil law of Row vs Wade is bound and I loose agreement with God’s purposes concerning the babies in the womb. God is the creator of life and it is His will for the church and government leader to stand up for life. I am grateful to this government leader standing up for life and I decree more church and government leaders will do the same and listen to our commander in chief. Grassroot people across America are and will continue intensifying passionately to stand for babies in the womb which is the will of God. I pull the veil off people who do not know the Lord’s will concerning this sissue and I loose his truth into their hearts and mind. This golden calf of the Democratic party is being fully exposed for the evil it is. I decree many Democrats will break rank with their party concerning this issue. I am from Connecticut and I decree the evil in Roe v Wade will be fully exposed to all people across my state and that Care Net will be protected from government harrassment with the favor of God on this precious agency in New London, Connecticut
It is great that we have leaders in our nation like Phil Bryant who are willing to take a strong stand against abortion. I pray a hedge of protection around this man and his family. I pray that you give wisdom and guidance to the SCOTUS as they review this case. I pray for a favorable outcome which will be a building block to help bring an end to legal abortion in our country. In Jesus’ name.
Thank You Lord for this man of God, the now Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant. Bless him, keep him with Your Heavenly Host, enable him with the Holy Spirit, Who is in him, guiding, teaching, protecting, and encouraging him in all his days ahead in the fight. Your bountiful blessings upon Phil Bryant in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the life and service of this man who seeks You above all. Because Phil Bryant is a just man, who loves mercy and walks humbly with You, I pray You will show him great favor. May he be graced with Your favor, which is rooted deeply in the riches of Your wisdom and knowledge. And I humbly ask that this Grace continue to encourage and strengthen him in this battle for life. I pray, and pray, and pray, for victory over abortion and do so in appeal to You Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen
Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?