nearvideo-Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is ready to sign the “heartbeat” abortion bill
The new state law, abortion would be recognized ban after a fetal heartbeat. Gov. Bryant defended the legislation on ‘Fox & friends.’
Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation on Thursday, banning most procedures a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
The law would make it illegal for a woman to have an abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy
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The center for Reproductive rights, called the bill “blatantly unconstitutional” and has lawsuits, the state blocked the law enters into force on 1.July.
“The term” heartbeat bill ” is a manipulative misleading. These bills have actually rob women of their choice, an #abortion, even before you know you are pregnant,” the group has this week.
“We will all answer to the good Lord one day. I responded to say, in this example, ‘I fought for the lives of innocent babies, even under threat of legal action,” Bryant.
Mississippi is only the latest in a growing list of Republican-led countries are considering similar measures this year.
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The Ohio-lawmakers have proposed a similar measure during former Gov. John Kasich term. Kasich vetoed the proposal, but the new Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, has stated that he supports the bill. The measure passed the Ohio Senate last week.
Kentucky has a similar law last month, and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, who signed last spring is under pass a ‘heartbeat’ bill into law.
Meanwhile, States like New York, Virginia, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington have adopted either new laws expanding abortion access, or are in the direction of the old laws from the books that limit abortion to Stripping.
In New York, non-physicians can now conduct performed abortions and the procedure can, until the mother the due date, if that is a risk to the health of the woman or if the fetus is not viable. The current law only allows abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy if a woman’s life was in danger.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.