Abortion

Supreme Court sets arguments in big abortion case

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will hear arguments on December 1 in Mississippi's bid to have the landmark Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing a woman's right to an abortion overturned. The justices will be…

Texas renews court effort to ban abortion procedure

By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas officials are trying to get a federal appeals court’s permission to enforce a ban on a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure, even though the court has not yet ruled on…

Mississippi abortion bill passes in the Senate

Governor Tate Reeves is expected to sign a bill that would ban abortion based on the race, sex, or genetic anomalies of a fetus. It could set up another lawsuit by abortion-rights groups in a state that already has some…

Judges slow abortion bans in Texas, Ohio, Alabama amid virus

By DAVID PITT and PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal judges in Texas, Alabama and Ohio have temporarily blocked efforts to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic. The rulings Monday were handed down as providers…

Mississippi seeks abortion ban for race, sex, genetic error

By Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Republican-controlled Legislature is trying to restrict the reasons women may seek abortion. This comes after federal courts blocked time limitations the state tried to set the past two years. A bill that…

Abortion restrictions head to the full House

The State House Committee is seeking new abortion restrictions. They passed a bill today that would restrict the reasons women may seek abortion including race, sex, or genetic abnormality with the fetus. The only exception would be the case of…

Block on fetal heartbeat abortion bill

A federal circuit court of appeals upheld a ban on Mississippi’s 2019 abortion law Thursday. That law forbids abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. That can happen as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The three judge panel affirmed…

Fifteen week abortion law appeal denied

A federal appeals court says it will not rehear arguments in a case that blocked Mississippi’s 15 week abortion ban from taking effect. The state law remains blocked and Mississippi’s only abortion clinic remains open. The clinic sued the state…

Fetal Heartbeat Bill signed into law

An unborn baby with a detectable heartbeat will now have a greater chance at life in Mississippi. This morning, Governor Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2116, the Fetal Heartbeat Bill, into law in Jackson. This bill will prevent an abortion…

Governor Phil Bryant to sign abortion bill into law

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. The 34-15 Senate vote yesterday…

Fetal heartbeat abortion bill moves forward

One of the nation’s most restrictive abortion bills is headed to Governor Phil Bryant’s desk for approval. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves thanked legislators today for helping to strengthen Mississippi’s abortion laws. The State Senate sent legislation to Gov. Bryant that…

Abortion bill advances to Mississippi House

Mississippi lawmakers are moving forward with Senate Bill 2116. This bill makes abortion illegal after heart beat is detected. It was passed by the Public Health Committee yesterday and is headed to the full House for debate. If the bill…