State. Rep. Ben Moss’s House Bill 533 is an abuse of power. In his attempt to appeal to the farthest right members of the Republican Party, Ben Moss wants to prohibit abortion by criminalizing physicians with felony punishments.

Ben Moss has defined the human right to life for fertilized eggs at the moment of conception, but only when the fertilized egg is in a woman’s (or girl’s) womb.

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Karen Tussing

I wrote this opinion three weeks ago, before the current legislation was passed. So it might not make sense to readers who have read the latest bill from the state legislators. The current legislation is far more reasonable and has no stipulations prior to 12 weeks and has some exceptions after that. But our local residents should make a note of how extreme Ben Moss actually is, even if he pretended to be a moderate during his campaign.

Tommy Davis

The cadre of Republican men in both houses are up to their fanatical dystopian future of women's rights as human beings. Within 24 hours a bill affecting future generations of women (both Republicans' and Democrat), met with the fastest bill ever introduced in our General Assembly. The bill was voted on between 10 and 12 AM and has not seen the light of day! Republicans should be ashamed of themselves and Moore County should chastise Jamie Boles and Ben Moss for their power grab. They are beyond prays, only the ballot box will once again provide voters with an new and better prospective on a choice of candidates. Moss as labor commissioner - NO!

Tommy Davis

Politicians and corporations represent their own interests and not the interests of the people. Ben Moss doesn't have a (va***) so why doesn't he propose legislation to have men cas**** so they won't create unwanted pregnancies'? Leave women's health decisions up to women and their doctors not a bunch of Republicans.

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