Tuesday, the Senate moved to concur on SB 2116, their version of the Heartbeat bills after it was sent back from the House.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves thanked legislators today for helping to strengthen Mississippi’s abortion laws. The state Senate sent legislation to Gov. Phil Bryant that would prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detected.

“Mississippians value the sanctity of life and expect their elected leaders to fight for those beliefs,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “A beating heart clearly means life has begun and should be protected. I appreciate the work of both senators and representatives for getting this legislation to Gov. Bryant’s desk.”

Senate Bill 2116 provides an exemption for cases of medical emergencies.