Mississippi bill could ban abortion based on race and sex
Mississippi legislators are advancing a bill to ban abortion based on the race, sex, or genetic anomalies of a fetus.
The Republican-led Senate passed the bill Wednesday. The House is expected to send the bill soon to Republican Governor Tate Reeves. He says he favors more limits on abortion.
The bill’s supporters say it would prevent abortion for Down syndrome or other conditions. Opponents say it would interfere with private medical decisions.
A research group says nine states ban abortion because of the sex of the fetus, two ban it because of race, and two ban it because of genetic anomaly.