|Member of the MississippiHouseofRepresentatives |
from the 92nd district
|Born||May 2, 1957|
Becky Currie (born May 2, 1957) is an American politician. She is a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from the 81st District, being first elected in 2007. She is a member of the Republican party.She currently serves as the Chairman of Tourism in the Mississippi House and is serving her first term as the first female president of the Mississippi House Conservative Coalition.
In 2018, Representative Currie sponsoredthe Mississippi Gestational Age Act (HB 1510), prohibiting abortions after 15 weeks gestation. The bill, signed into law by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) on March 19, 2018, allows abortion only in cases of medical emergency or severe fetal abnormality, with no allowance made for rape.
In 2020, Currie voted yes on the bill to change the Mississippi State Flag.
Lynn Haag Jenkins is an American politician and lobbyist who served as the U.S. Representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional district, in office from 2009 to 2019. She previously served as Kansas State Treasurer from 2003 to 2008, in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2000 and the Kansas Senate from 2000 to 2002. She is a member of the Republican Party.
Dewey Phillip Bryant is an American politician who served as the 64th Governor of Mississippi from 2012 to 2020. A member of the Republican Party, he was the 31st Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi from 2008 to 2012 and 40th State Auditor of Mississippi from 1996 to 2008. A Republican, Bryant was elected governor in 2011, defeating the Democratic nominee Mayor Johnny DuPree of Hattiesburg. He was reelected in 2015, defeating truck driver Robert Gray.
Rebecca Dawn Lockhart was an American politician and Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives. Lockhart represented the 64th District in Provo, Utah. Lockhart was the first female Speaker of the House in Utah, serving until the end of 2014, when she chose not to run again.
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The North Carolina Woman's Right to Know Act is a passed North Carolina statute which is referred to as an "informed consent" law. The bill requires practitioners read a state-mandated informational materials, often referred to as counseling scripts, to patients at least 72 hours before the abortion procedure. The patient and physician must certify that the information on informed consent has been provided before the procedure. The law also mandated the creation of a state-maintained website and printed informational materials, containing information about: public and private services available during pregnancy, anatomical and physiological characteristics of gestational development, and possible adverse effects of abortion and pregnancy. A review of twenty-three U.S. states informed consent materials found that North Carolina had the "highest level of inaccuracies," with 36 out of 78 statements rated as inaccurate, or 46%.
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