Chairman Bryan pulls plug on fetal-heartbeat legislation
by Associated Press
Published: April 26,2012
JACKSON — A Mississippi Senate chairman has killed a bill that could’ve led to a child-homicide criminal prosecution for anyone performing an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is found.
Democrat Hob Bryan, chairman of the Senate Judiciary B Committee, says the bill is unconstitutional because lawmakers are limited in what they can do to restrict abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Senate Bill 2771 died because Bryan didn’t bring it up for a Senate vote before a deadline. Today was the final day for the House and Senate to consider changes the opposite chamber had made to general bills.
The House on April 10 added the abortion restriction to the bill that proposed a prison sentence of up to 30 years for a person convicted of killing a child.
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