Saturday, March 24, 2007

No poor-choice legislator opposes MS pro-life law

Jackson, MS ( -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour signed a bill on Thursday that would prohibit abortions in the state should the Supreme Court ever overturn Roe v. Wade. The bill would also require abortion businesses there to allow women considering an abortion to see an ultrasound beforehand.

Under the trigger law, the only cases of abortion that would be allowed after Roe is reversed would be when the abortion directly threatens the life of the mother and in cases of rape.

Another part of the bill would become law on July 1 and it requires abortion practitioners to allow women considering an abortion to view an ultrasound beforehand. Studies show that most women decide not to have an abortion after seeing the high-tech images of their unborn child.


"History shows that if women are given the opportunity to review all of the facts about abortion, the development of their unborn child, and available alternatives, they are less likely to have an abortion," Balch added.

Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Utah and Wisconsin all have laws that provide women the opportunity to review ultrasound footage before having an abortion.

One state, Idaho, also has an ultrasound bill currently awaiting the Governor's signature. And, earlier this week, one house in each of the legislatures in South Carolina and Georgia overwhelmingly passed ultrasound legislation.


No legislator stood up against the bill when the House debated it and it passed there on a 95-16 margin. [!!!!!!!]

Mississippi has approved several pro-life laws over the years that have lowered the number of abortions from a high of 4,325 per year in 1997 to 3,041 in 2005. The state has just one abortion business, which is located in Jackson.


Wow, all those laws resulted in a thirty per cent reduction in abortion.

Are you paying attention, Canada? This would help lower our abortion rate.

The pro-abortion movement in Mississippi must be in a very bad way if no one in the whole House was willing to stand up and say "this is wrong".

Even in Canada, which is pro-abortion central, there are plenty of vocal pro-lifers will oppose measures against life and family.

This is more evidence that the fight for unborn rights is gaining momentum.

You go Mississippi!

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