Updated – this was passed and signed into law.
UPDATE: This bill was signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant. I attended a teen pregnancy prevention task force summit last week and this bill was championed as one of the gov’s signature piece of legislation. Here is a link to the final language of the bill as sent to the governor.
I don’t think I have seen anything like this yet (except of course when Mississippi tried it last year). In the war on women this appears to be a relatively new one. It attacks women on so many levels it is hard to wrap my head around:1. Further criminalizing abortion in a state that is poised to close it last abortion clinic 2. Shames teen mothers 3. Teen mom is damned if she does damned if she don’t – there is tissue seizure in both the case of abortion and live birth.
The paternalistic HB…
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