Mississippi could test how soon state can restrict abortion
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — For decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has been telling states that they can't ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb on its own.
But states continue to try to restrict abortion before viability. One of the most recent is Mississippi, where lawmakers are on the brink of approving a measure that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks.
House Bill 1510 passed the Mississippi Senate on Tuesday and is one House vote away from the desk of a governor who is eager to sign it.
The owner of Mississipi's only abortion clinic has said she'll sue if the bill goes... read more