Federal Judge Carlton W. Reeves bans six-week abortion law: BREAKING

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Federal District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves temporarily blocked Mississippi’s six-week abortion ban that was set to go into effect on July 1st. 

The law will remain blocked until the case surrounding the bill proceeds. 

Mississippi passed a law banning abortions after 15 weeks back in 2018, but Reeves, also the judge on that case, ruled that ban was unconstitutional. 

In a statement regarding Friday’s decision, District Judge Reeves wrote, “Here we go again. Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability…this law prevents a woman’s free choice, which is central to personal dignity and autonomy.”

Mississippi is one of three other states that has passed six-week bans, including Georgia, Kentucky, and Ohio. 

We reached out to Governor Phil Bryant’s office and have not heard back yet. 

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