Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi just took major action against the moral atrocity of abortion by signing a bill to put strict limits on the procedure in his state.
It’s been called the ‘heartbeat bill,’ and it bans abortions once a fetus’ heartbeat can be detected, which happens around the 6th week of pregnancy.
This is a huge victory for Pro-Life advocates and a giant step towards protecting sanctity of life for babies across the nation.
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Fox News reported on the story:
Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation on Thursday, outlawing most procedures once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
The law would make it illegal for a woman to have an abortion after approximately six weeks of pregnancy.
AP News also reported:
Bryant’s action came despite a federal judge’s decision last year striking down a less-restrictive law limiting abortions in the state. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights called the new measure “cruel and clearly unconstitutional” and said it would sue Mississippi to try to block the law from taking effect on July 1.
After a bill signing ceremony at the state Capitol, Bryant told reporters that he’s not worried about lawsuits.
“They don’t have to sue us. It’s up to them,” Bryant said. “If they do not believe in the sanctity of life, these that are in organizations like Planned Parenthood, we will have to fight that fight. But it is worth it.”
Mississippi is one of several states that have considered bills this year to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is found. Abortion opponents are emboldened by new conservatives on the Supreme Court and are seeking cases to challenge the court’s 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.
Of course, Bryant's controversial decision has caused him to receive criticism and push-back, but he is proud of his choice.
Check out his response to the Center of Reproductive Rights' tweet threatening to sue the state of Mississippi over the measure:
Way to stand your ground, Gov. Bryant!