|Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers|
The latest is Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wa.) as Interior Secretary, according to multiple media outlets. She joins Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who will be the ambassador to China, and Andy Puzder, who will head the Department of Labor.
McMorris Rodgers is a five-term representative with a 100% record on votes recorded by National Right to Life. She is chair of the House GOP Conference.
|Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad|
Puzder, chief executive of the company that runs fast-food giants Carl’s Jr. and Hardees, is well-known to veteran pro-lifers in Missouri. In a 1984 article he co-authored for the Stetson Law Journal, Puzder proposed the Legislature pass a law defining life as beginning at conception in non-abortion contexts.
That article became the basis for one of the provisions passed in HB 1596 in the Missouri General Assembly (section 1.205) in 1986. That provision was then upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1989 in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services.
It has been cited numerous times in Missouri court cases in upholding up convictions for manslaughter/murder of an unborn child, as well as wrongful death actions for the killing of an unborn child.
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