Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Missouri GOP lawyer Douglas L. Healy got a female acquaintance pregnant and repeatedly pushed her to have an abortion, despite his apparent "pro life" stance


Doug Healy
A prominent Republican attorney in Missouri got a female acquaintance pregnant and pressured her to have an abortion in 2014, sources tell Legal Schnauzer. The mother refused to terminate the pregnancy and is raising her son (now almost 5 years old) on her own in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, but the attorney has hired multiple private investigators to track her and has threatened court action to seek custody, even though he never has seen the child.

Douglas L. Healy is the proprietor of Healy Law Offices LLC, which has locations in Springfield and Jefferson City, Missouri, and Little Rock, Arkansas. The Healy firm specializes in work with utility companies and regulatory agencies, including the Missouri Public Service Commission. Doug Healy is a member of the Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) and is active with the Greene County Republicans, especially with the county's Young Republicans.

Healy reportedly has political ambitions, and his story surfaces as Missouri recently passed one of the strictest anti-choice abortion laws in the country. His biography suggests he is conservative and strongly "pro life"; his twin brother, David Healy (also a lawyer) serves on the board of directors of the Springfield Pregnancy Care Center (PCC), even though he has been a paying subscriber to the Ashley Madison extramarital-affairs Web site.

Which of the Healy brothers is the biggest hypocrite? That appears to be a close call, but we might have to give the "honor" to Doug Healy. He seems to be "pro life" only as long as an unplanned pregnancy doesn't hit close to home for him personally. According to public records, Doug Healy, 42, has never been married.

DeAnna Kelley, 41, of Butler County, Missouri, is the mother of Healy's child. She said he  repeatedly encouraged her to have an abortion  -- or to give the child up for adoption. This is from an email that Healy wrote on August 18, 2014: (The full email is embedded at the end of this post.)

At this point, you have to make a decision; I will help you out with a termination or the adoption process. I know you are against termination, but I wish you would educate yourself on this option and make a reasoned decision. At this point, there is no brain activity; it is simply a part of you. At five weeks, it is barely the size of the end of a ball-point pen. I don't understand how you can consider that a person. The process would be taking a pill and having a period, simple as that, and this would be over. I honestly don't understand why you don't do this and let us both move on with our lives.

Healy said he was in a serious relationship with another woman and asked Kelley to take that into consideration. From the email:

There simply isn't a scenario where we are parents together and your refusal to accept this has ruined our friendship. In consideration of my future wife, I blocked your number; she's getting obsessed with you, and that isn't good for either of us. If you don't want to consider a termination or an adoption, then please do not contact me again, or even mention my name in relation to this. Just tell people it was an accident, and let it go. You're a smart person, but seem to make rash, emotional decisions rather than thoughtful or considerate ones. I would really urge you to make a very well-reasoned decision, rather than one based on emotions. I'll check this account in a couple of weeks to see if you have re-considered your options, but if you haven't, please do not reply or ever contact me again. 

(To be continued)






17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, one "pro lifer" has been unmasked for what he really is.

Anonymous said...

H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y

Anonymous said...

The Pro Life fornicator. A class act.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Healy stands in judgment of others, but he can't keep his own pants zipped. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Healy probably has lots of company in the anti-choice crowd. Says one thing and does another.

Anonymous said...

Perfect that this guy is from Missouri. I'm sure there are plenty like him in Alabama, Georgia, etc.

Anonymous said...

Talk about a timely story.

Anonymous said...

He is such a well-reasoned, logical young man. Well educated, erudite, professional--great husband material. But....you stated that he has never been married. So I guess the engagement was broken at some point. So he's available for playing the field indefinitely. Did he ever pay one dollar in child support? Don't blame Missouri, or Alabama, or any other place--these men are everywhere. They never use birth control. They grow up in an environment where "blame" for unplanned pregnancies is always placed with the woman. But men are the cause of 100% of unplanned pregnancies.

Anonymous said...

This says a lot about the modern GOP, which is so nutty that many of its adherents believe Donald Trump was anointed by God.

Anonymous said...

But . . . but . . . I thought you were on birth control.

legalschnauzer said...

@10;44 --

You make a good joke, but that actually is an issue in this story. Will touch on it in future posts. Stay tuned.

legalschnauzer said...

You raise a number of good questions, and I will answer them in upcoming posts. Probably will be a dozen or more posts in this series; it's a dense subject, as you help spell out.

Anonymous said...

I guess Mr. Healy wants his lady friend to make a reasoned, considerate decision -- sort of like the one he made when he dropped his trousers and went to town, giving no thought to the need for a condom.

Anonymous said...

"I will help you out with a termination or the adoption process. I know you are against termination, but I wish you would educate yourself on this option and make a reasoned decision."


The carefully chosen words of a committed "pro life" Republican.

Anonymous said...

A classic Republican: "I want YOU to be responsible; ME, not so much."

Anonymous said...

"At this point, there is no brain activity; it is simply a part of you. At five weeks, it is barely the size of the end of a ball-point pen. I don't understand how you can consider that a person. The process would be taking a pill and having a period, simple as that, and this would be over. I honestly don't understand why you don't do this and let us both move on with our lives."


How callous can you get? How clueless can you get? Only a man -- a really selfish one -- could utter these words. Geez!

Anonymous said...

This guy was discussing his "future wife" back in 2014, but it seems he's never been married at this point? What happened to the "woman of his dreams"? Maybe she decided he's not such a great catch after all?