Mississippi passes law to limit abortion at 15 weeks

baby at 15 weeks

About a baby’s development at 15 weeks, from InfoBaby:

“This stage is very special, because many important organs of the fetal starts to develop. Central nervous system is developing, in the future it will have to control the whole body. The process of the development of the cerebral cortex and the division of nerve cells lasts one month. Therefore, you have to treat yourself very gently and carefully during the pregnancy.

The taste buds are already formed; the fetus now can clearly distinguish the taste of the mother’s food. If the fetus is male, at this term he starts to produce testosterone (male hormone).

At fifteen weeks the baby’s cardio-vascular system is developing rapidly, you can even see the vessels. The transparent skin of the fetus acquires reddish or pinkish color. The pigment of the hair color starts to appear. The heart is able to pump 20 liters of blood per day.

The intestines start to function well receiving the bile secreted by the liver, then feces are produced. The kidneys function well, and the fetus often exerts the urine in the amniotic fluids.

At the fifteenth week, lungs are developing through swallowing and spitting water. All the muscles of the baby are also developing actively. The glottis is now open as the voice cords are already formed.

The baby’s bones are growing and starting to get harder. The baby begins to move, turns and bump, opens and closes her fists, which contributes to the active development of joints and muscles. The hair begins to grow and thicken, the eye brows and eye lashes are forming and become visible.”

From The Guardian: Mississippi’s governor has signed the nation’s tightest abortion restrictions into law.

Governor Phil Bryant, a Republican, signed House Bill 1510 on Monday afternoon. It becomes law immediately and bans most abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation. Bryant has frequently said he wants Mississippi to be the “safest place in America for an unborn child”.

The law’s only exceptions are if a fetus has health problems making it “incompatible with life” outside the womb at full term, or if a pregnant woman’s life or a “major bodily function” is threatened by pregnancy. Pregnancies resulting from rape and incest are not exempted.

Abortion rights advocates are calling the law unconstitutional because it limits abortion before fetuses can live outside the womb. The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, Diane Derzis, opposes the law and has pledged to sue.

Derzis said after the state legislature passed the bill earlier this month that if the governor signed it – adding: “Phil Bryant has never seen an abortion bill he didn’t like” – her clinic would be forced to turn away women who seek abortions after 15 weeks and refer them out of state, where the number of clinics is also dwindling in the face of legal and legislative challenges by a resurgent anti-abortion, religious right movement.

A legal challenge could set up a supreme court showdown over the 45-year-old landmark Roe v Wade case that legalized abortion in the US in 1973.

Mississippi, a relatively poor state, has the highest infant mortality rate and worst overall ranking in the nation for children and infant care, according to the 2018 Health of Women and Children report published earlier this month by America’s Health Rankings, which has been publishing an annual state-by-state assessment for nearly 30 years, according to Newsweek.

(So why include the above? To justify keeping abortion legal at any time so one doesn’t have to raise a child in a poor state?)

Along with shortening the window in which a woman can seek to have an abortion, the law, also known as the Gestational Age Act, also says a person found guilty of performing an abortion after 15 weeks of gestation will face a felony conviction and up to 10 years in prison and could have their medical license suspended or revoked. Before the new law, Mississippi banned abortion after 18 weeks of gestation.

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19 responses to “Mississippi passes law to limit abortion at 15 weeks

  1. Wonderful news!
    Just wait. The pro-abort demons of ACLU, etc. will use the courts to obstruct this.

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  2. And a judge has already blocked it…sigh. “A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks in a ruling handed down one day after the state’s governor signed the measure.

    “The Supreme Court says every woman has a constitutional right to ‘personal privacy’ regarding her body,” U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves in Jackson, Mississippi, said in a two-page ruling that quoted from the high court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion.”

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mississippi-abortion/judge-blocks-mississippi-law-that-would-ban-abortions-after-15-weeks-idUSKBN1GW2G6

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  3. 15 weeks too late

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  4. wonderful news…it’s a shame they force vaccines on families (like CA) but push hard against abortion.
    I’m a bit pessimistic about their MO only because they realize children are their ‘bread and butter’ for their budget (CPS, forced vaccinations, public schooling, etc.).
    If they had a lower children population ( i.e. embracing abortion), then they would resort to having an influx of illegal alien minors to make up for the difference, like many liberal states have done.
    Taking the side of life is always awesome…I just question their motives and wait for the federal courts to step in and rule protecting the unborn as “unconstitutional” while the same federal courts remain mum on all of california’s evil deeds against its own citizenry.

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  6. Much better than other state laws at least! It’s a good start anyway. Most don’t know that the demonic Rockefellers were the ones who pushed the abortion laws to begin with.
    I just wish that expectant parents knew how vital it is to eat the right foods instead of eating processed GMO pesticide laced non-foods, it would save a lot of children from having narrow faces (and braces), bad eyesight and underdeveloped sinus cavities. They’d also be less likely to be born pre-term. I wish I had known about Dr. Weston Price’s wisdom he gained during his travels around the world to see how ‘pre contact’ tribes lived. The healthiest ones ate basically the exact opposite of what the ‘food pyramid’ states.

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  7. Well looks like someone has some kahunas to step up but hole long before the progressives show up and take them to court and bring it to a halt. “I knew you when you were in the womb” life at conception as I see it.

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  8. I want the thing to go to the SCOTUS, but not until Trump has a chance to appoint at least one more Justice. Right now, a good outcome is not certain, but with one more conservative Justice, the probability of the Court ruling that abortion is murder, except in cases of defense of the life of the mother, would be much, much better. Plus, unless one more conservative voice on the Court is there, the chance of them taking this type of case is nil.

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  9. What’s the feminine of “Mengele”?

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  10. If ever there was an evil so unspeakable and so unstoppable, abortion is it.
    All across America, older people have woken up to some extent: Some older women lament their abortions and tell other women about it, and still others don’t like the idea, even if they haven’t studied it much, if at all.

    But I think it is time to always think of abortion and contraception as being but two sides of the same coin: Why else would one attempt to get or procure an abortion as long as the contraception worked?
    Get my point?

    I do agree with John Paul II that “the outcome of this battle has already been decided.” I believe it has, and I believe that God Almighty shall not be mocked. But how do we stop this evil? I don’t know. But I do know that as long as contraception (including The Pill) remains readily available, the demand for abortion shall always remain.

    The late abortionist George Tiller (nicknamed “Tiller the Killer”) said it best: “Abortion! It’s worth going to hell for!” I have not been able to channel Tiller for comment.

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