The Mississippi abortion law

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The one that band late-term abortion - if the fetus has a pulse, no abortion. A Judge made a ruling and is, again, legislating from the bench. From the Mississippi Clarion Ledger:

'Here we go again.' Federal judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion law
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on Friday issued a strongly worded preliminary injunction blocking Mississippi's "heartbeat" abortion law, that would have banned abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Reeves' order will combine the lawsuit against Mississippi's fetal heartbeat ban with an ongoing one against the state's previous 15-week abortion ban.

"Here we go again," Reeves wrote. "Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability. The latest interpretation (Mississippi's new law) bans abortions in Mississippi after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is as early as 6 weeks."

That was a State law - the Federal Justice has very limited power over State laws. And, taking a quick look, we see at Infogalactic:

Carlton Wayne Reeves
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Assumed office - December 20, 2010
Appointed by Barack Obama

The Obama presidency has left us with legal landmines like this - Judges who prefer to practice Judicial Activism rather than read the law (and our Constitution) as it is written. Not exactly a stellar legacy.

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