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Fri May 24, 2019, 04:52 PM

Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion law [View all]

Source: CNN

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter

Updated 4:38 PM ET, Fri May 24, 2019
In the abortion debate, when does life begin?

Washington (CNN)A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on Friday that forbids abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

In issuing a preliminary injunction, Judge Carlton Reeves said the law "threatens immediate harm to women's rights, especially considering most women do not seek abortions services until after six weeks."
"Allowing the law to take effect would force the clinic to stop providing most abortion care," wrote Reeves, adding that "by banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, the law prevents a woman's free choice, which is central to personal dignity and autonomy."

The law was set to take effect in July.



Read more: https://us.cnn.com/2019/05/24/politics/mississippi-abortion-law-federal-judge/index.html

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