Mississippi became the latest state to ban most abortions Thursday when its post-Roe v. Wade trigger law went into effect.
The 2007 law prohibits abortions except in cases of rape reported to law enforcement or when necessary to save the mother’s life. State Attorney General Lynn Fitch certified that the law could take effect following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June overturn of Roe, the 1973 precedent that forced all 50 states to allow abortion on demand.
Republican Gov. Tate Reeves celebrated the news on social media. Read more…