Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Bans Abortion At 15 Weeks, No Exception For Rape & Incest; Mississippi Has Worst Child Health Care & Highest Infant Mortality Rate
UPDATE: The Associated Press tweeted that a U.S. judge has temporarily blocked the bill:
BREAKING: U.S. judge temporarily blocks Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks, the most restrictive in nation.
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 20, 2018
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi signed a bill to ban abortion at 15 weeks, which has exceptions for the mother’s life and when the fetus has deformities that make it “incompatible with life” outside the womb.
The bill does not have an exception for rape or incest victims, who may be so young that they’re not even aware they’re pregnant.
Bryant said he wants Mississippi to be the “safest place in America for an unborn child,” notes The Associated Press.
Bryant did not mention children who are already born in Mississippi, which has the worst infant mortality rate and worst health care in the nation, according to a 2018 study by the United Health Foundation.