Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mississippi Bill Would Create the Earliest State Abortion Ban, Protecting Babies After 15 Weeks

Mississippi House committee members approved a bill Tuesday to protect unborn babies and moms from abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

State House Bill 1510 would create the earliest ban on abortion in any state in the U.S. by pushing back Mississippi’s current limit by 5 weeks, according to the AP. The bill now moves to the full state House, where Republicans are the majority. The bill would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks except when there are risks to the life or physical health of the mother, or fatal fetal anomalies.

State Rep. Andy Gipson, chairman of the state House Judiciary B Committee, said they want to protect women’s health by prohibiting later-term abortions, which are riskier to women, the report states.

“The risk to the mother is the prime driver in this bill,” the Republican lawmaker said. “I think the Supreme Court has recognized that the states have an interest in protecting human life.”

Mississippi currently is one of more than a dozen states that prohibits abortions after 20 weeks. Owners of Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in the state, said they do abortions up to 18 weeks . . . Read More

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