(TargetLiberty.org) – A law in Mississippi, which bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat has been detected, will remain blocked.
A panel of three judges on the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court’s ruling on Thursday that the heartbeat bill is unconstitutional.
BREAKING: We just won our case challenging Mississippi’s 6-week abortion ban at the Fifth Circuit.
We already blocked the state’s 15-week ban, and this 6-week ban is an even more extreme attempt to take away the rights of Mississippi residents. Not on our watch.
— Center for Reproductive Rights (@ReproRights) February 20, 2020
They decided to uphold the ban because of another Fifth Circuit decision in December 2018 that said a 15-week abortion ban was unconstitutional. The Center for Reproductive Rights was behind both cases.
At the start of 2019, there were nine gestational abortion bans that went into effect across the country. Although every ban has been challenged, Mississippi’s is the first to be blocked by an appeals court.
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