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Mississippi

News & Updates

The Anti-Choice Agenda to Deny Information and Reproductive-Health Care

The CDC released a report on teen pregnancy, and called out how ineffective "abstinence-only" programs really are. But the anti-choice movement doesn't stop at withholding information. They're blocking access to health care and closing clinics.

Mississippi Governor To Sign 20-Week Abortion Ban

Mississippi lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill that bans abortion after 18 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions for survivors of rape or incest. Gov. Phil Bryant said he would sign the bill when it reaches his desk.

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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