NPR

Mississippi Governor Signs Nation's Toughest Abortion Ban Into Law

The state's only clinic that does abortions has filed a lawsuit in response to the new law, which bans abortion after 15 weeks of gestation.

In his State of the State Address in 2014, Gov. Phil Bryant announced a goal: "to end abortion in Mississippi."

Bryant has now signed a law that makes his state the most difficult state in the country to get an abortion. It is called the , and it bans

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR2 min read
Stream Taylor Swift's New Album, 'Lover'
The promotional campaign was protracted, the messaging confusing, and the music... well, let's find out, shall we?
NPR8 min read
John Williams And Anne-Sophie Mutter, 2 Geniuses For The Price Of One
John Williams is an honored film composer, but he began as an arranger. Williams is now arranging again, this time with the acclaimed violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter on the album Across the Stars.
NPR4 min read
Buying Greenland? That's Nothing To Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel García Márquez's intricate, confusing, magnificent novel centers around a monstrous, nameless dictator — known only as the General or the Patriarch — who sells the entire Caribbean Sea.