State Sen. Eric Schmitt, a member of the Senate Interim Committee on Sanctity of Life, visited Birthright of Pettis County on Jan. 22 to “highlight the important role pregnancy resources center have in local communities,” according to a news release. The visit was part of an ongoing statewide tour of facilities that assist expectant parents with resources and information.
“As a father of three I can personally attest to the fact there is no greater gift than holding your child for the first time and watching that child grow,” Schmitt said. “Pregnancy resource centers play an important role in providing support and resources for expectant parents and the gift of life for the child.”
Schmitt serves on the Senate Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life, which was created to investigate the practices of Planned Parenthood in Missouri following the release last summer of alleged videos.
In 2015, Schmitt helped advance the MO ABLE Act through the state legislature and ultimately to the governor’s desk where it was signed into law. The MO ABLE program operates in the same manner as the state’s 529 college saving program, providing families with the opportunity to prepare for the future by establishing savings plans for Missourians living with disabilities.
Release courtesy of the office of state Sen. Eric Schmitt