A Federal Court Has Already Blocked Mississippi's Unconstitutional 15-Week Abortion Ban

Mississippi governor signs strictest U.S. abortion bill

Mississippi governor signs strictest U.S. abortion bill

MS only has one medical facility that performs abortions in the state, Jackson Women's Health, and the clinic has vowed to fight the new law.

Looking for news you can trust? She says a woman who was 15 weeks pregnant was able to receive an abortion there Tuesday after the law was temporarily blocked.

A federal judge will consider a request to block a MS law banning most abortions after 15 weeks of gestation less than 24 hours after the law took effect.

"The law threatens immediate, irreparable harm to Mississippians" abilities to control their "destiny and ... body.' This is especially true for one woman scheduled to have a 15-week abortion this afternoon".

In papers filed Monday evening, the Jackson Women's Health Organization and a physician who practices there stated that a woman who is 15 weeks or more pregnant is scheduled to have an abortion Tuesday afternoon. Current federal law blocks such restrictions by states. "The ban is clearly an attempt to effectively bring the state one step closer to outlawing abortion entirely", NARAL Pro-Choice America National Communications Director Kaylie Hanson Long said in a statement. The state's only abortion clinic quickly sued. Bryant has frequently said he wants MS to be the "safest place in America for an unborn child". Bryant, predicting the lawsuit yesterday, also said the law would "be worth fighting over" in court.

Rob McDuff, the lawyer representing the abortion clinic, said the ban was unconstitutional, citing the landmark Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade. The woman previously underwent counseling more than 24 hours in advance, as required by a longstanding MS law.

Some legal experts have said a change in the law is unlikely unless the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court changes in a way that favors abortion opponents.

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According to the research, only just over half of women in poor and under-developed countries have access to pregnancy-related medical services, while two thirds having such access in lower-middle income countries and almost 95 percent access in upper-middle income states.

Paul Barnes, a special assistant state attorney general, argued the law serves Mississippi's "interest in protecting maternal health and the state's interest in protecting unborn life".

Opponents of a new MS law banning most abortions after 15 weeks of gestation have filed a lawsuit. "States can not "prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision" to do so".

The Mississippi clinic performed 78 abortions in 2017 when the fetus was identified as being 15 weeks or older, the lawsuit says.

In fact, the only exceptions to law are if the fetus has an issue that is "incompatible with life" or if the mother's life or "major bodily function" would be threatened by carrying the pregnancy to full term.

Mississippi, a relatively poor state, has the highest infant mortality rate and worst overall ranking in the nation for children and infant care, according to the 2018 Health of Women and Children report published earlier this month by America's Health Rankings, which has been publishing an annual state-by-state assessment for almost 30 years, according to Newsweek. Pregnancies resulting from rape and incest aren't exempted.

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