Judge Vicki Robertsons ruling we saw today was obviously disappointing, but as author of the legislation I am considering all available options in this situation including a formal request to the Attorney General to appeal the ruling.
This is emphatically not a setback for pro-life issues in our state. Although I may have been the principal author of this legislation, the bill received bipartisan support not only on its final passage but also on the veto override. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for their support and I want them to know I am committed to finding a solution to this ruling.
The pro-life legislation was struck down based on the single subject rule, yet so much legislation that we pass in the Legislature deals with multiple provisions and multiple sections just as this bill did. I believe this bill complied with the one subject rule and is indeed constitutional.