March 21, 2018

Judge temporarily blocks Mississippi law banning abortion at 15 weeks

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Mississippi’s new ban on abortions at 15 weeks, less than 24 hours after it was signed into law.

The Associated Press reports that U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves (pictured) has granted a temporary restraining order against the enforcement of HB 1510, the law Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed yesterday prohibiting abortions from being performed beyond fifteen weeks for any reason other than physical medical emergencies or severe fetal abnormalities.

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