A law has been passed in Mississippi that would ban most abortions at the time that a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is at about six weeks into the pregnancy, according to the Associated Press.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed the bill, which is the strictest in the country, into law, but the Center for Reproductive Rights, while calling it “cruel and clearly unconstitutional,” says that they will take legal action in an attempt to keep the bill from taking effect on July 1.
Speaking to reporters, the governor said, “They don’t have to sue us. It’s up to them. If they do not believe in the sanctity of life, these that are in organizations like Planned Parenthood, we will have to fight that fight. But it is worth it.”