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.