Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill to protect unborn children at 15 weeks. “As I have repeatedly said, I want Mississippi to be the safest place in American for an unborn child,” said Gov. Bryant.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant today signed a bill to protect unborn babies and moms from abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Bryant hopes to make his state “the safest place in America” for unborn babies by supporting a bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks.
State House Bill 1510, signed into law, would create the earliest ban on abortion in any state in the U.S. by pushing back Mississippi’s current limit by 5 weeks. 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. The law takes effect immediately. Previous Mississippi law banned abortion at 20 weeks after conception, similar to limits in 17 other states.
“As I have repeatedly said, I want Mississippi to be the safest place in America for an unborn child,” Bryant said, according to a Mississippi Today article. “House Bill 1510 will help us achieve that goal.”
State records show about 200 abortions a year are performed on babies who are between 15 and 20 weeks old at the time they are killed in the abortion.