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Mississippi

Grade

Mississippi's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

99 percent of Mississippi counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Phil Bryant (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

  • The Mississippi House is anti-choice.
  • The Mississippi Senate is anti-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Bans

Mississippi has unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal bans on abortion, and has a near-total criminal ban on abortion that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Mississippi law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Mississippi prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Mississippi refers women to CPCs.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Mississippi restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Public Facilities Restriction

Mississippi prohibits the use of public facilities for abortion services.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Mississippi allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Mississippi restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Mississippi law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Mississippi subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Mississippi provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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