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Published On: Tue, Mar 20th, 2018

Gov. Phil Bryant signs Gestational Age Act into law, abortions banned after 15 weeks in Mississippi

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law Monday, HB 1510 or the Gestational Age Act, which will ban abortions after 15 weeks gestation. This is the toughest abortion ban in the nation.

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The bill, principally authored by Representative and nurse, Becky Currie (R-District 92) restricts the practice of nontherapeutic or elective abortion to
90 the period up to the fifteenth week of gestation ( except in a medical emergency and in cases of severe fetal abnormality).

The law does not make exceptions in cases of rape or incest.

Gov. Bryant tweeted Monday–I was proud to sign House Bill 1510 this afternoon. I am committed to making Mississippi the safest place in America for an unborn child, and this bill will help us achieve that goal.

Today he tweeted–I pray today we have saved the first life of an unborn child in Mississippi.

Both Republican-controlled chambers passed the bill overwhelmingly in early March, by a vote of 35-14 in the Senate and 76-34 in the House.

Physicians that intentionally or knowingly violates the provisions of the law could face civil penalties and have their medical license suspended or revoked.

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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