October 8, 2019

Mississippi 15-Week Abortion Ban Considered in Federal Appeals Court

A new Mississippi law will face a ruling in Federal appeals court following a challenge by the Center for Reproductive Rights. The law would have banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy except in cases when the mother is endangered or the child is not expected to survive outside of the womb at full term. Physicians who willingly violated this ban would have lost their medical licenses, and falsifying records would result in additional fines.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves issued a temporary injunction against the law on March 20, 2018, the day after Gov. Phil Bryant signed it into law. The first arguments were heard on October 7. Click here to read more.