Law­maker be­heads chicken in anti-abor­tion video

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

A Mis­souri state rep­re­sen­ta­tive is gain­ing na­tional at­ten­tion af­ter he posted a video on Face­book show­ing him de­cap­i­tate a live chicken to make a point about abor­tion.

In the video, Re­pub­li­can state Rep. Mike Moon speaks of his anti-abor­tion bill while stand­ing next to a live chicken hang­ing up­side down from a tree.

“When the gover­nor called for the sec­ond spe­cial ses­sion this year, I was right in the mid­dle of my sum­mer job,” he says in the video.

“But like any good ca­reer politi­cian, when I get the call, I’m go­ing back to work,” he says as he cuts the head off the chicken, caus­ing it to flap its wings.

Mr. Moon pro­ceeds to dress the chicken, pulling out what is pre­sum­ably the bird’s heart while speak­ing about the need to pro­tect hu­man lives.

Ac­cord­ing to the Spring­field NewsLeader, Mr. Moon’s bill would em­pha­size that Mis­souri law­mak­ers in­tend to “pro­tect the right to life of all hu­mans, born and un­born … and to re­quire due process of law be­fore the life of any hu­man, born or un­born, is ended prior to nat­u­ral death.”

The Na­tional Abor­tion Rights Ac­tion League ac­cused Mr. Moon of play­ing “po­lit­i­cal games” with women’s health care, the News-Leader re­ported.

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