Mississippi officials defend ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

U.S. 04/18/19, 09:32

The office of Mississippi's Democratic attorney general filed papers this week defending a law that bans most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.It's one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed it last month and it ...

Republican lt. governor enters Mississippi governor’s race

U.S. 01/03/19, 17:37

Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves entered the Mississippi governor's race Thursday, saying he wants to protect taxpayers and oppose the values of "Hollywood and Washington, D.C." Reeves, 44, of Flowood, filed qualifying papers at the state Republican Party headquarters, ending months of speculation about his plans. "The political fight that we ...

Mississippi will seek to revive law on 15-week abortion ban

U.S. 11/23/18, 18:46

Mississippi's attorney general said Friday that he will appeal a federal judge's ruling that struck down one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States.U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks "unequivocally" violates women's constitutional rights.The state's Democratic ...

Dem running for Mississippi governor: Help ‘least among us’

U.S. 10/03/18, 20:50

Mississippi's Democratic attorney general on Wednesday launched his 2019 campaign for governor of one of the poorest states in the nation, citing the biblical mandate to help the needy."Jesus taught us to fight for the poor and the elderly and the widows and the children — the least among us," ...

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