Mississippi Passes Legislation That Will Save Thousands Of Unborn Children

It is easy to fear that abortion laws are on a never-ending bend towards liberal objectives.

With the RHA bill in New York, and Vermont’s horrendous bill looking to pass in coming days, we need to ask, “Where is the defense for all the unborn children who are being ruthlessly killed?”

Finally, a state steps forward with a pro-life bill that is stronger than many have been in recent years, proving to this nation that the pro-abort faction doesn’t represent the people.

Mississippi already passed bills that would restrict abortions in the conservative state after a baby’s heartbeat is detected in the womb.

The Daily Wire reportsed:

On Wednesday, the Mississippi state Senate and House of Representatives passed bills to prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable (between six and seven weeks gestation).”

Unlike in other conservative states where abortion exceptions are made for cases of rape or incest, like in Iowa, this bill does not.

However, Mississippi’s new fetal heartbeat legislation does entail exceptions for when the life of the mother is at risk.

Representatives and citizens of “The Hospitality State” were overjoyed when the bill passed.

Republican Governor Phil Bryant anxiously awaited the arrival of the bill on his desk, so that he could sign the monumental piece of legislation. He tweeted:

I’ve often said I want Mississippi to be the safest place for an unborn child in America. I appreciate the leadership of the MS House and Senate, along with members of the Legislature, for passing the fetal heartbeat bills today. I look forward to signing this act upon passage.”

The Senate bill used pro-life verbiage, such as correctly deeming the “fetus” an “unborn human individual.”

According to the bill, all persons are prohibited from performing an abortion on a mother before checking for the baby’s heartbeat.

When a heartbeat is detected, the person afflicting death on the child in the womb is to note in the mother’s medical records the medical emergency that “necessitated” it.

It seems it would have been wise to add to the bill that a second doctor should have to sign off on the necessary medical emergency in order to continue, or exact scenarios of what constitutes a medical emergency should have been mentioned.

Pro-death leftists have been using ambiguous language to twist abortion legislation for some time, redefining terms in order to maximize casualties.

The Senate bill continues:

Except as provided in paragraph (b) or (c) of this subsection (5), no person shall knowingly perform an abortion on a pregnant woman with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of the unborn human individual that the pregnant woman is carrying and whose fetal heartbeat has been detected according to the requirements of subsection (3) of this section.”

It’s nice to see the writers of the bill to add in, not only the intent of the person who was looking to take the life of the baby, but that they can’t abet in taking the unborn child’s life.

As one can imagine the pro-death camp is infuriated with Mississippi’s fetal heartbeat bill, mainly because it will prohibit a mother from taking her child’s life as conveniently as she may want to.

The Center for Reproductive Rights tweeted about the new bill, comparing it to a previous piece of legislation that was declared unconstitutional.

Last November, a federal judge struck down Mississippi’s 15-week ban, calling the law ‘unequivocally’ unconstitutional. Now, the state is pushing an even more extreme measure, a 6-week abortion ban, in an attempt to eliminate abortion access in the state entirely.”

Democratic state Senator Derrick Simmons brought up the issue of money during the floor debate on the bill to Republican state Senator Joey Fillingane, reported the Clarion Ledger.

Simmons wanted to know if Fillingane thought the court fees to keep this bill alive were worth it, referencing the high state costs that went into fighting for the 2018 fifteen week abortion ban that got squashed by a liberal federal judge appointed by Obama, Judge Carlton Reeves.

The Clarion Ledger reports on the responses to Simmons’ shallow remarks:

Fillingane said that it was indeed worth it. Republican state Senator Michael Watson went further, asking, “What is a life worth?”

Sadly, we can count on liberal wolves to challenge this life-saving bill in court, most likely claiming that it “violates Supreme Court precedent”, as Judge Reeves ruled in last year’s defeat.

Court battle or not, the tenacity of Mississippi representatives in going through the tireless motions to save the lives of the unborn is commendable.

There are not many states that get back up as quickly as Mississippi has, after being torn down physically and financially.

It will be exciting to see what happens over the next few months with the fetal heartbeat bill.

Hopefully, it will stand as a beacon of hope and encouragement to other states fearful of swinging abortion legislation too far to the right.

Please let us know in the comments section what you think of Mississippi’s new bill, and how it will stand up in court this time around.


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