Governor Phil Bryant to sign abortion bill into law

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Governor Phil Bryant will sign Senate Bill 2116, known as the fetal heartbeat bill, tomorrow at the Mississippi State capitol at 11:30 a.m.

That will give Mississippi one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws.

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The 34-15 Senate vote yesterday was largely along party lines with most Republicans voting yes and most Democrats voting no.

Efforts to pass similar bills are underway in several states including Georgia and Tennessee.