“Now more than ever, the Republican Party needs courageous pro-life champions, and Representative John Simmons is certainly among them,” said Ed Martin, president of the Republican National Coalition for Life.
“The Republican National Coalition for Life conducted a survey of all Republican legislators in the state to determine which would be willing to sign our pro-life pledge. Representative Simmons is among Missouri’s pro-life legislators who pledged to end the business of providing abortions in the state when Roe v. Wade is reversed.”
The RNC Life pledge reads as follows:
Beginning in the 1980s under the pro-life leadership of President Ronald Reagan and Phyllis Schlafly, the Republican Party became the pro-life party. Schlafly introduced the first pro-life plank to the Republican Party Platform, which has only been strengthened since that time. When liberal pro-abortion Republicans of the early 1990s sought to change the platform, Schlafly founded the Republican National Coalition for Life to keep the Republican Party pro-life.