Federal Judge Lashes Mississippi, Striking Abortion Law
(CN) — A federal judge Tuesday struck down Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of gestation, blasting the state for passing a law it “knew was unconstitutional” and wasting taxpayer dollars defending it in court.
Governor Phil Bryant said as he signed House Bill 1510 on March 19: “We are saving more of the unborn than any state in America. And we’ll probably be sued here in about a half hour … and that will be fine with me; it’s worth fighting over.”
The Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only abortion provider in the state, and its staffer Dr. Sacheen Carr-Ellis, took up Bryant’s challenge within weeks.