Miss lawmakers approve ban on abortions after 15 weeks
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If enacted, the ban will be the most restrictive in the nation. State's lone abortion clinic calls bill unconstitutional.
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Local abortion opponents and women's rights supporters sometimes clash outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization Clinic. Hear two "adversaries" talk about the mutual respect that develops over time.
The Jackson Women's Health Organization is the state's sole abortion clinic.(Photo: File/The Clarion-Ledger)
After a heated floor debate, the Senate on Tuesday passed a bill 35-14Â to ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, bringing the state one step closer to enacting the most restrictive abortion ban in the country.
"Mississippians are committed to protecting the lives of unborn children, and this law will be a major step in accomplishing that goal," Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said. "I am committed to making Mississippi the safest place in America for an unborn child."Read More...