|David and Sarah Healey, with children|
David Healy, based on images at his Facebook page, is quite the family guy. It's just that his family activities include having a paid account at Ashley Madison. And the hypocrisy does not stop there; he also serves on the board of a "pro life" pregnancy center.
Ozark sits in the heavily Republican Christian County, between Springfield and country-music mecca Branson. The town had fewer than 3,000 residents when I graduated from the University of Missouri in 1978. Now, it has an estimated population of almost 20,000, with new subdivisions sprouting in every direction.
Images at their Facebook pages show that David and Sarah Healy have two young children. Property records indicate they live in the Woodfield subdivision. David is a partner at the Appleby Healy law firm, with its office on the historic square in Ozark. Sarah is an administrative assistant at the firm. From David Healy's bio at the law firm Web site:
David graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2003, after which time he served the citizens of the State of Missouri first as a law clerk for the Missouri Court of Appeals and then as an Assistant Greene County Prosecuting Attorney. After entering private practice with Ingold and Associates, LLC to focus on estate planning and probate and trust litigation, David later formed the law firm of Imhof and Healy with Daniel W. Imhof. When Mr. Imhof became a Greene County judge, David and his brother Douglas formed Healy and Healy in 2007, wherein David maintained a broad trial practice ranging from criminal defense at both state and federal trial courts and at the federal courts of appeals to civil litigation including personal injury matters, family and juvenile matters including contested adoption proceedings, and probate and trust litigation. David also performed a substantial amount of transactional work for a number of local businesses and estate planning for numerous southwest Missouri families during his time with Healy and Healy.
In January of 2014 David merged his practice with the practice of David N. Appleby forming the firm of Appleby Healy, Attorneys at Law, P.C. David continues his representation of local southwest Missouri families in a wide range of legal matters from criminal defense to commercial litigation while focusing his practice more on the estate planning needs of his clients.
According to the bio, Healy is active in the community:
David serves on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Greene County Estate Planning Council, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, the Christian County Bar Association, and the Missouri Bar. David also serves on the Board of Directors of the Springfield Pregnancy Care Center, is a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield, and is an active member of his church.
That last highlighted item is of particular interest. The Springfield Pregnancy Care Center (PCC) is a non-profit organization that provides pregnancy-related services to seven counties in Southwest Missouri and is funded by the contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations, and churches within the community. Here, from the "About" page on its Web site, are the PCC's services:
Services We Provide
* Pregnancy Testing Program
* Mentoring and Enrichment Programs
* Ultrasound Program
* Healthy Relationship Programs
* Healthy Pregnancy Classes
* Parents and the Law
* Fatherhood Program
* Community/Medical Referral
* Family Support Program
* Labor and Birth Courses
* Adoption Education
* Lactation Consulting
* Baby and Maternity Resources
* Smoke-free Babies
* Community Presentations
* Choices Project
You will notice that abortion services are not provided. That's fine, of course, but it drives home two points: (1) Springfield PCC takes only a "pro life" approach, and it does not offer a full range of pregnancy-related services; (2) David Healy's presence on the board presents a heaping helping of hypocrisy.
|The Finley River, near downtown Ozark, MO|
We sought to pose that question, and others, to Mr. Healy. But he has not responded to our queries.
This is Healy's bio from the PCC board members Web page:
David Healy has served on Pregnancy Care Center’s Board of Directors since 2013. Mr. Healy is a partner with Appleby Healy, Attorneys at Law, P.C., and attends Second Baptist Church. David is currently Vice President of the Board.
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(22) Craig Lowell, attorney, Wiggins Childs, Birmingham (1/26/17)
(23) Thomas Mancuso, tax attorney, Montgomery, AL (2/16/17)
(24) Nicholas Arciniegas, attorney, Washington, D.C. (2/21/17)
(25) Griffin McGahey, vice president, High Cotton USA, Birmingham (3/16/17)
(26) Matthew Couch, attorney, Cabaniss Johnson, Birmingham (3/23/17)
(27) Dr. Keron Vickers, chiropractor, Birmingham (4/4/17)
(28) D. Paterson Cope, president, wealth management, Birmingham (4/20/17)
(29) Shawn Baker, developer, Blackwater Resources, Birmingham (4/24/17)
(30) David Deusner, attorney/forensics, Control Risks, Birmingham/Washington, D.C. (4/26/17)
(31) David J. Harrison, attorney, Geneva, AL (6/8/17)
(32) Michael Mullis, managing partner, Kelley and Mullis, Birmingham (4/12/17)