Credit to Judge Jordan for making the right decision on an emotional and divisive issue.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out from here. How can defenders of the bill claim that its purpose is not to make abortion illegal in Mississippi when they have publicly bragged that that is the bill’s purpose?
Mississippi had a referendum on abortion last November when voters rejected the personhood amendment. The result of the personhood vote suggests that a silent majority of Mississippians believe that women should have access to abortions. So in addition to being legally correct, Judge Jordan’s decision is probably in line with the opinions of a majority of Mississippians on the issue of abortion.
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