Miss. gov says he will sign 20-week abortion ban

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he looks forward to signing a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.

House Bill 1400 passed the House and Senate on Tuesday.

The bill has exceptions. Abortion would still be allowed at or after 20 weeks if the pregnant woman could die or face permanent injury, or in cases of severe fetal abnormality.

Mississippi’s only abortion clinic says it stops doing abortions after 16 weeks’ gestation.

KTRE
4/1/14