Heartbeat Bill May be the Stone That Kills Roe v. Wade

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign into law new legislation that would effectively outlaw abortion in the state if there is a detected heartbeat, as young as six weeks past gestation, regardless if there is a claim to a medical health reason for protecting the in-eutero person's mother. (Reuters photo)

The Christian Post – Mississippi’s legislature passed a pair of bills Wednesday aimed at banning abortion at the time a baby’s heartbeat is detected, which occurs as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Known as the “heartbeat bill,” the proposed legislation does not include exemptions for rape or incest. This and the early time in the pregnancy makes the proposed legislation, according to the Mississippi-based Clarion Ledger, “one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the U.S.”

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant applauded the passage of the bills on his Twitter account, stating his intention to sign the legislation into law when it comes to him.

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