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Mar 25, 2019 by Helena

Mississippi Gov. Signs Bill That Forbids Abortions Once There Is a Fetal Heartbeat

Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday outlawing most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. So that would be aproximately about six weeks into the pregnancy. This makes Mississippi a state with one of the strictest laws regulating abortion in the nation, so CBN News reports

The gov. does anticipate some challenges regarding this new legislation but he is hopeful "that it will get to the Supreme Court and they will uphold it." 

Not everyone obviously agrees with this bill, such as Elisabeth Smith, chief counsel at the pro-choice Center for Reproductive Rights, whi think that the new law is "blatantly unconstitutional." She will take action and has said to take this to court.  

This law would ban abortion before most women know that they're pregnant

"This law would ban abortion before most women know that they're pregnant. Already, Mississippi has a slew of abortion restrictions and only one abortion clinic, making it nearly impossible to access abortion before six weeks of pregnancy," said Smith.

But Bryant is firm on his decision and tweeted:

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