New abortion law signed in Mississippi

Mississippi is one of the top states to have the strictest abortion laws with only one abortion clinic in the entire state.

Governor Tate Reeves signed House bill 1295, last week banning abortion based on the race, sex, or genetic abnormalities of a fetus.

This bill is to create the “LIFE EQUALITY ACT OF 2020,” and was authored by Rep. Carolyn Crawford.

Supporters of this new law say it would prevent abortion for Down syndrome or other conditions.

Only nine states ban abortion because of the sex of the fetus, two ban it because of race, and two ban abortions because of genetic abnormality.

This is the second year in a row we have seen stricter abortion laws put into place.

Last legislative session, Former Governor Phil Bryant, signed a bill that largely banned abortions once a doctor could detect a trace of a fetal heartbeat with an ultrasound, a milestone that can come as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

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