The town of O’Fallon, Missouri is just 45 minutes from downtown Saint Louis. It’s in the rural county of Saint Charles, a deeply Republican hotbed. Nick Schroer was elected to represent that district in the Missouri House in 2016. Today he is running for the Senate.
These days she is intensifying the rallies to meet her activists.
The Republicans I speak to are overjoyed to learn that I was the sponsor of the anti-abortion bill. They ask me for autographs and what they can do to help mesaid the young lawyer proudly.
There are those who admire him and those who hate him. Outside the building where the Republican rally is being held, about 100 pro-choice activists from St. Louis rushed to disrupt the meeting. Their strategy appears to have worked: Nick Schroer admits many of his supporters have decided to turn back.
But protests against his law won’t stop him.
I know there are demonstrations tonight. I welcome them and am open to debates as long as they are peacefulhe explains.
But the abortion debate seems already closed and without appeal. Nick Schroer speaks instead of educating his opponents because he believes this law is the will of the Missouri voters and of God.
I think that’s exactly what people want here. Then, without God’s intervention, I don’t know how we could have made this lawcontinues the deeply religious elected official.
Pumped up by the overturning of the Roe v. Wade and supported by his convictions, he therefore wants to go further. After the surgical abortion, he wants to tackle the abortion pill in the fall. His goal is to ban these pills in Missouri and even prevent them from being shipped.
We need to limit access to it as it is fairly new and there is no law governing it yetexplains the politician.
” I can assure you that we will deal with the abortion pill in the next legislative period. »
These new promises come as no surprise to Yara Holt, who is originally from France. The Saint Louis resident moved to Missouri after completing her business degree.
It’s just the first domino and we all expect a lot of things to happen and it will continue in the same direction sniffing left and rightShe says.
” There are things we used to feel safe about, and we don’t feel safe anymore. »
As a woman, she says, she no longer recognizes Missouri, where she decided to live 15 years ago.
: et demain, ça va être quoi?”,”text”:”Ce n’est pas seulement l’avortement. […] C’est la peur, on se dit aujourd’hui: et demain, ça va être quoi?”}}”>It’s not just abortion. […] It’s fear, we say to ourselves today: and tomorrow, what will it be like? she wonders.
She and her partner are now seriously considering leaving Missouri.
I can’t stay here in a place where I’m seen as less than anyone else. And we’re lucky that we canexplains Yara Holt.
France will welcome us with open arms.
More than ever, Nick Schroer is seeing his future in this state more in his own image, and he’s not ready to stop his crusade. He prays that his law will be adopted by all American states.
We need all states to recognize the sanctity of life and to ban abortionhe said.
He says he is ready for new battles, no matter what divisions they cause. And even if they’re obviously making life in Missouri less and less peaceful.