Appeals court blocks Mississippi 'heartbeat' abortion ban
A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after six weeks into a pregnancy.
A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Thursday to uphold a federal judge's ruling issued in May 2019 that the law couldn't stand. The same appeals court in December also struck down another Mississippi law that would have made abortion illegal after 15 weeks.
Supporters of six-week bans call them "heartbeat bills" because they make abortion illegal from the time a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat....
Hey, just because a baby has a heartbeat doesn't mean it's a human. If a judge says so, it must be true, right? What's wrong with those tissues anyway? Don't tissues know they shouldn't have a heartbeat?