A state House committee voted to ban most abortions in Mississippi, which already has some of the strictest abortion laws in the nation.
The bill approved by the House Public Health Committee on Tuesday would allow abortion only to save the pregnant woman's life. It would make no exception in cases of rape or incest. The bill now goes to the full House, which could vote next week, and then to the Senate.
South Dakota lawmakers passed a similar bill last week that was intended to provoke a court showdown over the legality of abortion.
The Mississippi lawmaker who introduced the near-ban, Democrat Steve Holland, said he acted because he was tired of piecemeal attempts to add new abortion restrictions year after year...
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The battle is on, and it's states-rights vs. judicial-activism. These laws are sure to end up on trial in the U.S. Supreme Court, and that is specifically what they're designed to do. In this season of Lent, let us use this time to pray for a positive outcome in these cases, so that the unborn may be saved and a terrible holocaust be lifted from our land.