February 7 2019

Save Babies With Beating Hearts: Mississippi Introduces Bill Banning Abortions on Babies with Beating Hearts

Mississippi is the latest state to introduce a bill banning abortions on babies with beating hearts. Senate Bill 2116 would…

Mississippi is the latest state to introduce a bill banning abortions on babies with beating hearts. Senate Bill 2116 would prohibit aborting “the unborn human individual that (a) pregnant woman is carrying” if he or she “has a detectable fetal heartbeat,” except in cases of “medical emergency.”

The legislation is sponsored by Sens. Angela Hill, R-Picayune, and Chris Caughman, R-Mendenhall. The House version is Bill 732.

“The pro-life community has waited years for the courts to recognize the obvious … that a baby with a beating heart is deserving of its life being legally protected,” Sen. Hill told LifeSiteNews. “I remember how thrilled I was to first hear the heartbeats of my own children. I knew that they were unique individuals growing inside my body. I was just their shelter and their food for (nine) months.”

“Let’s just say she’s a girl. The baby girl with a beating heart is a unique individual with her own DNA not the same as the mother,” continued Hill. “She’s a separate little person growing that should have the chance to grow up and experience life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The womb should be the safest place on earth for unborn children with a beating heart.”

Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves have made statements suggesting they support the heartbeat bill.

Responding to news about Virginia Del. Kathy Tran’s now-failed bill that would have allowed abortion even as a woman was going into labor, Bryant tweeted, “It’s time to pass a Heart Beat Bill in Mississippi and stop this madness about when life begins.” (Read More)