Editors Note: The following is a statement from Terri Herring who was nominated by Governor Phil Bryant to the state Board of Health on Wednesday. Herring and Bryant both immediately came under attack from pro-abortion advocates for the nomination due to Herrings work in prenatal education and helping at-risk mothers avoid abortion. A few partisan legislators began questioning her qualifications. Mrs. Herring has worked for 26 years fighting for women’s health issues, and also gets the seal of approval from Sister Dorothea Sondgrath of St. Dominic Health Services. Sounds very qualified to me.
Terri Herring thanked Governor Phil Bryant today for his trust in nominating her to the Mississippi State Board of Health.
“I am honored by the confidence Governor Bryant has placed in me to serve in this very important post,” said Herring. “The past twenty six years of my life have been dedicated to health issues and health care, and I am pleased to have an opportunity to continue that as a member of the State Board of Health.”
Herring and husband Clint own TrustCare in Ridgeland, Mississippi. TrustCare is a medical provider, specializing in walk-in urgent care, and occupational medicine. The Herrings have run the Kerioth Corporation, a family-owned real estate and development company since 1984. They are also partnered with St. Dominic Hospital to promote fitness through “The Club”, with locations across metro Jackson and one in Hernando, MS.
Sister Dorothea Sondgeroth, Associate Executive Director of St. Dominic Health Services, recommended Herring and called her an “outstanding nominee”. Sondgeroth said Herring has been a key asset in promoting women’s health issues and healthy living in Mississippi.
“Terri is a devoted mother and knows the importance of women’s health and has been heavily involved in community efforts that enhance family life and women’s health,” said Sondgeroth. “I have known Terri for sixteen years and have worked with her as she championed the cause of protecting women’s and infants health and well-being.”
Herring has assisted young pregnant women across Mississippi through pregnancy resource centers to receive prenatal education, medical care, and financial assistance. She distributes $200,000 annually to resource centers across the state as founder and President of the Choose Life Advisory Committee.
Herring has been a featured speaker on women’s health issue in articles and on television across the globe. She is sought after as an advocate for women’s health, and on the subjects of fetal mortality, abstinence and reproductive education issues.