Mississippi Proposes Nation’s Strictest Abortion Law

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JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi is working toward passing one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. The Republican-controlled state House and Senate passed separate bills Wednesday to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. Efforts to pass similar bills are also underway in Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, and South Carolina although a judge struck down a similar law in Iowa last month. Last year Mississippi enacted a law banning abortions after 15 weeks; the only abortion clinic in the state sued and a federal judge declared the law unconstitutional. The state has asked a federal appeals court to overturn the ruling. Governor Phil Bryant says he will sign the bill if both chambers agree on a single version.

 


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1 Comment on "Mississippi Proposes Nation’s Strictest Abortion Law"

  1. Abortions are nothing less than premeditated murder. I hope the House and Senate can agree on some version, so the Governor can sign.

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