JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is poised to sign the nation’s strictest abortion restrictions into law, and the state’s only abortion clinic is preparing an immediate legal challenge.
The Republican has a Monday deadline to act on House Bill 1510 , which bans abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation. Bryant says he will sign it, saying he wants Mississippi to be the “safest place in America for an unborn child.”READ MORE: 150 Houston Hospital Workers Who Refused To Get COVID-19 Vaccine Were Fired Or Resigned
The bill will become law immediately. Pregnancies from rape and incest are not exempted.READ MORE: One Tribe Foundation Helping First Responders, Healthcare Workers With Growing Mental Health Challenges
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.MORE NEWS: North Texas Nonprofit Brings Joy Of Scuba Diving To Veterans With Disabilities
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