Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has taken a huge step towards saving lives of the unborn by signing a bill on Monday that bans abortions after 15 weeks, with some exceptions.
While this is not an outright ban of abortion, it is currently the most restrictive legislation to be in place. This is a slow process but one that we must not give up on!
“I am committed to making Mississippi the safest place in America for an unborn child, and this bill will help us achieve that goal,” the Republican governor said.
Of course abortion advocates claim that this is unconstitutional and have already begun measures to fight the new law.
The law takes effect immediately. Previous Mississippi law banned abortion at 20 weeks after conception, similar to limits in 17 other states.
The Center for Reproductive Rights said it had filed suit in U.S. District Court on behalf of the clinic to block the Mississippi law. It said the law violated Supreme Court precedent that a state may not ban abortion before the fetus can survive outside the womb.
Center for Reproductive Rights’ President Nancy Northup said, “Politicians are not above the rule of law, and we are confident this dangerous bill will be struck down like every similar attempt before it.”
Here’s the thing about that: abortion is not a “right” to begin with. It is murder, plain and simple. Murder is illegal, so why isn’t abortion? Both take a life.
One third of my generation is missing. Whom have we lost to abortion? Millions and millions of babies are murdered every year before they even take their first breath and this is not something we can allow to continue.