Mississippi House passes fetal heartbeat abortion bill

Source: MGN

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi House Monday amended and passed Senate Bill 2116, which would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.

The House and Senate must work out differences in their respective bills before it goes to Gov. Phil Bryant.

Similar bills are being considered in other states.

Mississippi enacted a 15-week abortion ban last year, and a federal judge declared the law unconstitutional. The state has appealed that ruling.

Bryant has said he would sign the new bill into law.