The Christian Post – An abortion advocacy group is attempting to prevent a Mississippi law from taking effect that bans abortions when a baby’s heartbeat can first be detected.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2116 into law March 21. The law includes an exemption for abortions if it’s deemed a life-threatening medical emergency in which the baby cannot be saved.
The Center for Reproductive Rights expanded a preexisting lawsuit they had against Mississippi regarding earlier pro-life legislation to include the heartbeat abortion ban. Nancy Northup, president of the group, said in a statement released Thursday that she believes the heartbeat abortion ban is “a near total ban on abortion.”