The following statement may be attributed to Jennifer Riley Collins, ACLU of Mississippi Executive Director:
"Governor Bryant and other state leaders are creating room for danger and harm to women with Senate Bill 2116. This legislation will limit a woman's right to make her own personal reproductive healthcare decisions.
"It is not the government's place to dictate belief. In fact this is not about personal beliefs at all. This is about legal access to a medical procedure, and our elected leaders should not callously insert themselves into a family's private reproductive decision-making.
"We ask that our state leaders focus on helping Mississippi families, rather than wasting more time and resources on this unconstitutional crusade against reproductive freedom."