CNA Staff, Jul 2, 2020 / 12:10 pm
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed the Life Equality Act into law on Wednesday, July 1, banning abortion based on sex, race, or genetic abnormality. The law went into effect upon passage.
Pro-life advocates called the signing of the law a "historic victory for the pro-life citizens of Mississippi."
"Starting now, unborn babies in Mississippi cannot be targeted for abortion based on their sex, race, or potential disability, such as Down syndrome," said Susan B. Anthony List State Policy Director Sue Liebel in a statement provided to CNA.
"Such lethal discrimination, whether inside or outside the womb, should be unacceptable anywhere in society," Liebel added.