Mississippi has become the state with the most restrictive ban on abortion after Gov. Phil Bryant signed a 15-week abortion ban bill into law on Monday, March 19.
As ChristianHeadlines.com previously reported, House Bill 1510 had already passed in the state Senate in the beginning of March. It then went on to the House for approval, and lastly, to Bryant’s desk.
Bryant, a Republican, was expected to sign the bill into law. "I have repeatedly said, I want Mississippi to be the safest place in America for an unborn child," Bryant said at the time. "House Bill 1510 will help us achieve that goal, and I encourage the House to pass it and look forward to signing it.”
The National Review reports that Mississippi previously had a 20-week ban on abortion. The new law includes exceptions in cases of medical emergencies or “severe fetal abnormality,” although it does not include exceptions for rape and incest.
Mississippi has been known for being one of the most pro-life states, but this law solidifies the state’s commitment to life even further.
The state’s sole abortion clinic has already been strictly regulated. The clinic has filed a lawsuit challenging the newly-signed abortion ban in the hours since it was signed.
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Publication date: March 20, 2018