Mississippi Kills Two Anti-Choice Bills

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 15:42 EDT
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Good news from way down south:

JACKSON, Miss. — Two abortion-regulation bills have died under a deadline in the Mississippi Legislature, but supporters are trying to revive them.


Senate Judiciary B Committee Chairman Hob Bryan says he chose not to bring the bills up for consideration because he believes they would be challenged in court if they became law.


House Bill 1196 would’ve prohibited abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable, unless the woman’s health is at risk.


House Bill 790 would’ve regulated the use of the abortion-inducing drug RU-486 by requiring the prescribing physician to be in the room when a woman takes it.


Tuesday was the deadline for House and Senate committees to consider general bills that had already passed the opposite chamber.


Supporters are trying to put the abortion regulations into other, surviving bills.

Both of these bills come straight from Americans United for Life Mad Lib Legislation website.  I’ll be writing more about AUL in the upcoming days, so stay tuned.

(h/t Krystal Ball)

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