Tuesday a federal judge temporarily blocked a law in Mississippi that was just signed into law on Monday, which banned women from receiving abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
The only clinic in the state of Mississippi who provides abortions sought a restraining order on the new law, which was granted Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves.
The law bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, down from a 20-week restriction already on Mississippi’s books.
BREAKING: Mississippi’s only abortion clinic sues state after governor signs nation’s most restrictive abortion law.
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 19, 2018
A federal judge is temporarily blocking a new Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks, the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S. https://t.co/LktQYmk8OA
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 20, 2018
— WLBT 3 On Your Side (@WLBT) March 20, 2018