Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed S.B. 2116, the fetal heartbeat bill, into law Thursday. The new law bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, typically between six and eight weeks gestation, except for procedures necessary to save the life of the mother or save her from “substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.” The Center for Reproductive Rights immediately tweeted its intention to file a lawsuit, calling the new protection for babies in utero “unconstitutional,” adding that it “violates Supreme Court precedent.” Pro-abortion NARAL also attacked the law, calling it an “extremist ban”… “about punishing and controlling women.” It’s high time we call Goliath’s bluff and move full speed ahead on overturning Roe.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
In February, the Mississippi state Senate and House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is typically between six to seven weeks gestation.
On Thursday, Governor Phil Bryant signed the bill into law, sending out a tweet containing a video of him signing the bill. The text of the tweet reads: “I have signed S.B. 2116, the Fetal Heartbeat Bill, thanks to the work of the Mississippi Legislature, Lt. Gov. @tatereeves, and Speaker @PhilipGunnMS. It is now law.”
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) March 21, 2019
In a response to a tweet from the Center for Reproductive Rights, which has threatened to file a lawsuit against the law, Bryant tweeted:
We will all answer to the good Lord one day. I will say in this instance, “I fought for the lives of innocent babies, even under threat of legal action.”