Mississippi Ousting Abortions

2 03 2006

First, South Dakota…now, Mississippi.

JACKSON, Miss. – A Mississippi House committee voted Tuesday to ban most abortions in the state – an unexpected move that left abortion opponents grappling to stake out a position on a proposal that could prompt a lengthy court battle.

The only abortions allowed under the bill would be if the life of the pregnant woman were in danger. There would be no abortions allowed in cases of pregnancy caused by rape or incest.It’s similar to a bill that South Dakota lawmakers passed last week.

The state has only one operating abortion clinic, in Jackson. Terri Herring, president of Pro-Life Mississippi said, “Whether it’s South Dakota or Mississippi, our goals are the same. We want to end abortion in our lifetime, and we want to see Mississippi be the first state to end abortion.”

Who is next? State legislatures in Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, Tennessee (Yeah!) and Kentucky also have introduced similar measures this year.

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