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Abortion cut off at 15 weeks #billoftheday

By: Sarah Ulmer - January 30, 2018

It’s General and Constitutional bill deadline, which means, what doesn’t make it out of committee today is dead. One bill that did survive deadline day was HB 1510. This bill was authored by Rep. Currie and would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks gestation, in most cases.

House Bill 1510


SECTION 1. (1) This section shall be known and cited as the “Gestational Age Act.”

(2) Legislative findings and purpose. The Legislature makes the following findings of fact and incorporates them herein by reference:

 (a)  The United States is one (1) of only seven (7) nations in the world that permits nontherapeutic or elective abortion-on-demand after the twentieth week of gestation.  In fact, fully seventy-five percent (75%) of all nations do not
permit abortion after twelve (12) weeks' gestation, except (in most instances) to save the life and to preserve the physical health of the mother
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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: