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US judge: Mississippi 15-week abortion ban unconstitutional

 

November 21, 2018



JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, one of the most restrictive in the United States.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled that the law "unequivocally" violates women's constitutional rights.

"The record is clear: States may not ban abortions prior to viability," Reeves said, citing Supreme Court rulings.

The only abortion clinic in Mississippi sued when Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed the law March 19, and Reeves issued a temporary restraining order the next day to keep the state from enforcing the...



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