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Mississippi lawmakers consider banning most abortions after 15 weeks By Teri Webster

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Mississippi lawmakers are considering a measure to ban most abortions after 15 weeks, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

The move would challenge the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings that states can’t restrict abortions before a fetus could live outside of the womb on its own.

On Tuesday, House Bill 1510 passed the Mississippi Senate and is a single House vote from being sent to the governor, who has vowed to sign it, the AP reported.

Is there any strong opposition?

Mississippi has only one abortion clinic, and its owner is threatening to sue if the bill becomes law. State officials are anticipating the lawsuit, and don’t necessarily view it as a bad thing.

That’s because the lawsuit could prompt the Supreme Court to revisit its rulings and in turn allow more states to restrict abortions earlier in pregnancy.

“It seems like a pretty simple bill designed to test the viability line that the Supreme Court has drawn,” David Forte, a law professor at Ohio’s Cleveland State University, told the AP.

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