Once fetal heartbeat is detected Mississippi enacts law banning abortion
Mar 22, 2019 04:17 PM EDT
Mississippi's governor, Phil Bryant, signed SB 2116 on Thursday, which bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The bill was approved by the Mississippi Senate on Tuesday.
A physician who performs an abortion after detecting a heartbeat in the fetus, or before checking for a heartbeat, can have their license revoked or suspended. The new law takes effect on July 1, 2019.