Strange Bird (birdofparadox) wrote in prochoice_ms,
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Senate passes two anti-choice bills; Abortion ban likely to see a vote today

Earlier this morning, the Senate passed two anti-choice bills (SB 2391* and SB 2801**), breezing through the votes without discussion. It's reported that a senator will be introducing a Motion to Reconsider these two pieces of legislation, but it's uncertain the motion will be accepted.

However, it seems certain that SB 2795*** will be also be put to a vote before the end of the day.

Anyone with some time to spare is urged to gather at the state capitol at around 1 p.m. to join with fellow activists in their support of reproductive freedom and justice. Your voice can make a difference.



* SB 2391, TO PROVIDE THAT MINORS WHO SEEK TO WAIVE THE PARENTAL CONSENT REQUIREMENT FOR AN ABORTION MAY NOT OBTAIN THE ABORTION UNTIL THE COURT GRANTS A WAIVER OF THE CONSENT REQUIREMENT

** SB 2801, TO REQUIRE THAT A WOMAN BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW A SONOGRAM OR LISTEN TO THE HEARTBEAT OF HER UNBORN CHILD BEFORE CONSENTING TO AN ABORTION

*** SB 2795 TO DECLARE LEGISLATIVE INTENT RELATIVE TO THE TERMINATION OF THE LIFE OF AN UNBORN CHILD AND THE PROTECTION OF THE HEALTH AND RIGHTS OF WOMEN; TO PROHIBIT ABORTIONS IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CASES; TO AMEND SECTION 41-41-39, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PRESCRIBE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ACT; TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS THE INTENT OF THE LEGISLATURE THAT THE STATE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MEDICAL AND EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF ANY CHILD BORN TO A CITIZEN OF THE STATE
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