Even though the legislation states that this act does not prevent abortions, it makes clear that this bill does not recognize abortion as a right, which goes against the central legal holding in Roe v. Wade. This bill is an overreach as a result of an overreaction to stories that have been refuted within the last year. At any given point in time, a doctor performing an abortion can be criminally charged with dismemberment and have an injunction placed upon them to halt further abortions. That doctor would have to go before the State Board of Medical Licensure to prove their case no later than 30 days before any criminal proceedings occur. This is another tool to deny women in the state of Mississippi the right to control their own health care decisions, therefore putting Mississippi women at risk.

Status

Signed by governor

Position

Oppose

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