Mississippi Senators Pass “Fetal Heartbeat Law”

HeadlineMar 20, 2019

In reproductive rights news, Mississippi senators have passed the controversial, highly restrictive so-called fetal heartbeat law, which bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected—something that typically happens just six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women even realize they’re pregnant. The bill now heads to the desk of Republican Governor Phil Bryant, who has vowed to sign it.

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