MAGA Hot Mic: West Virginia GOP Rep. Alex Mooney
July 18, 2022
Today’s MAGA Hot Mic moment comes from West Virginia GOP Rep. Alex Mooney.
Alex Mooney’s legislation is just the next step in Republicans’ extreme war on abortion access after overturning Roe. Mooney’s bill lays the groundwork for Republicans to totally ban abortion nationally and could affect forms of birth control and IUDs.
The Hill: “The Life at Conception Act, led by Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), would recognize rights from the ‘moment of fertilization.’”
TIME: “Fetal personhood laws could also impact contraception access, given that some members of the anti-abortion movement argue that IUDs and the emergency contraception Plan B can prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg and violate personhood, explains Mary Ziegler, an abortion law historian at the University of California, Davis, School of Law.”
Republicans keep making clear that overturning Roe was just the beginning for them and are reminding Americans that if they take power they’ll continue their extreme war on women’s health care.