Gov. Bryant Signs Abortion Restrictions into Law, Effective Immediately
JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed the nation’s strictest abortion restrictions into law.
The state’s only abortion clinic is preparing an immediate legal challenge.
House Bill 1510 bans abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation. Bryant says he wants Mississippi to be the “safest place in America for an unborn child.”
The bill will become law immediately. Pregnancies from rape and incest are not exempted.
The only exceptions to the 15-week limit are if a fetus has health problems making it “incompatible with life” outside of the womb at full term, or if the woman’s life or a “major bodily function” is threatened by pregnancy.