It’s General and Constitutional bill deadline, which means, what doesn’t make it out of committee today is dead. One bill that did survive deadline day was HB 1510. This bill was authored by Rep. Currie and would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks gestation, in most cases.

House Bill 1510

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:

SECTION 1. (1) This section shall be known and cited as the “Gestational Age Act.”

(2) Legislative findings and purpose. The Legislature makes the following findings of fact and incorporates them herein by reference:

 (a)  The United States is one (1) of only seven (7) nations in the world that permits nontherapeutic or elective abortion-on-demand after the twentieth week of gestation.  In fact, fully seventy-five percent (75%) of all nations do not
permit abortion after twelve (12) weeks' gestation, except (in most instances) to save the life and to preserve the physical health of the mother