Mississippi governor signs ’heartbeat’ abortion ban into law

Mississippi governor signs ’heartbeat’ abortion ban into law

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed an abortion bill that bans the procedure once a fetus has a detectable heartbeat. The new abortion law is one of the strictest in the country. Bryant tweeted later that his efforts to pass the bill were part of an initiative to protect the unborn. The bill also says that physicians would lose their license to practice if they violated the law.

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Rocky LeBlanc
Rocky LeBlanc 1 year

If only we could get more politicians to agree murder should be illegal.

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 1 year

The issue is not abortion, it is when is a human life granted human rights? Once all human life has human rights, we can then debate whose rights (mothers or childs) are more important in various circumstances. Generally speaking though, women need to "man up" and start taking responsibility for the consequences of their personal choices regarding promiscuity. In the US alone, this would save 3,500 lives per day.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 1 year

"The Center for Reproductive Rights called the bill “blatantly unconstitutional,”" I had no idea infanticide was a constitutional right!

Rhokanth
Rhokanth 1 year

Good!

Michael I
Michael I 1 year

Good for Mississippi! Should be nation wide.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

Religion should not be a factor in politics.

drakethesnake
drakethesnake 1 year

Right and I commit a genocide every time I cum on my chest. These people are morons and don't understand what a child even is. Life doesn't begin at conception it's an ongoing process that has been around for billions of years. A zygote isn't a child a slightly developed zygote isn't a child, a developing fetus isn't a child. Stop pretending they are. This legislation is based on a stupid Christian belief that has no basis in reality. These same people are pro execution and war, and don't support a basic healthcare program that would save 30,000-45,000 lives every year. Don't come at me with this "I'm pro life" bullshit. It's an anti woman Christian fundamentalist agenda.

Vault Tec USA
Vault Tec USA 1 year

This bill is not based on fact or science it should be removed

Andrew Montague
Andrew Montague 1 year

Wow. it's so strange that the right tends to trend towards more libertarian and small government thinking except when it comes to abortion. Then they want the state to tell people exactly what to do. On this I feel they are really quite wrong.

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 1 year

Well there seems to be mixed information about when the heart beat is recorded, medically. Some say 6 weeks by a vaginal ultrasound up to 11 weeks by abodominal one. That is a big time frame in regards to pregnancy and if the woman has time to know if she is pregnant or not. While I am all for limiting the time a woman has to get an abortion (I would limit it to the first trimester). This policy seems a little vauge.

Indirect LC
Indirect LC 1 year

Good states right, if you want to get an abortion take a bus they run all the time. Stop with the centralizes government.

J.
J. 1 year

"Mississippi Governor signs yet another unconstitutional bill that will be struck down by the courts." - there, i fixed that for you.

Hannibal
Hannibal 1 year

I guess they didn't get the memo. Despite SCOTUS rulings to the contrary, federal judges have decided abortion laws are only valid if they increase abortion access.

Bones
Bones 1 year

The core question of the abortion debate is not if it is alive, but if it is a human being. A complicated question for sure. We need to research and come to a conclusion on what a human is and when we become one so we may finally put this debate to rest. I am tired of hearing about abortion, and it being the deciding reason people vote for a candidate.

Deus Vult
Deus Vult 1 year

I'm stoked about this. Heck, if the socialists won't protect human life, then make it that much harder to get an abortion!

Tish Tosh
Tish Tosh 1 year

This is going to increase infant mortality rates and childhood disease in ways they can't imagine. If you find out your baby is going to die by her first birthday would you really force her through that?

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