Abortion-regulation legislation vote misses deadline
Published: April 3,2012
JACKSON — Two abortion-regulation bills have died under a deadline in the Mississippi Legislature, but supporters are trying to revive them.
Senate Judiciary B Committee Chairman Hob Bryan says he chose not to bring the bills up for consideration because he believes they would be challenged in court if they became law.
House Bill 1196 would have prohibited abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable, unless the woman’s health is at risk.
House Bill 790 would have regulated the use of the abortion-inducing drug RU-486 by requiring the prescribing physician to be in the room when a woman takes it.
Today was the deadline for House and Senate committees to consider general bills that had already passed the opposite chamber.
Supporters are trying to put the abortion regulations into other, surviving bills.
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