“Gov. Phil Bryant says he’s not worried about lawsuits as Mississippi prepares to enact one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation,” the Associated Press reported on Thursday.
“The Republican governor is scheduled to sign a bill Thursday to outlaw most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.”
Bryant has stated he will sign the bill since it was passed by the state legislature back in February, and he signaled his continued support of the legislation Wednesday on Twitter:
We will all answer to the good Lord one day. I will say in this instance, “I fought for the lives of innocent babies, even under threat of legal action.” https://t.co/4bHEmCqN74— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) March 20, 2019
Concerns about a legal backlash against the legislation are not without foundation: a similar bill passed recently in Kentucky, but has been blocked by a federal Obama-appointed judge.