WFB: Gov. Tate Reeves (R., Miss.) signed the Life Equality Act into law Wednesday, banning abortion on the basis of a fetus’s race, sex, or disability in the state of Mississippi.
The bill, which makes sex-selective, race-selective, or disability-selective abortion a felony, passed Mississippi’s state senate by a 33-11 vote and went to Reeves’s desk after a concurrence from the state house. The law’s language mentions sex-selective abortions and abortions targeting genetic abnormalities as examples of “modern-day eugenics.”
“Sex-selection abortions are used to prevent the birth of a human being of the undesired sex. Its victims are overwhelming [sic] female,” the law states. more