Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Phil Bryant (R) is anti-choice.
- The Mississippi House is anti-choice.
- The Mississippi Senate is anti-choice.
Mississippi has unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal bans on abortion, has a near-total criminal ban on abortion that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned, and has an abortion ban after 12 weeks.
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay
Mississippi law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
Counseling Ban/Gag Rule
Mississippi prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Mississippi refers women to CPCs and has a "Choose Life" license-plate program.
Insurance Prohibition for Abortion
Mississippi restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
Public Facilities Restriction
Mississippi prohibits the use of public facilities for abortion services.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Mississippi allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Mississippi restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Mississippi law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Mississippi subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Mississippi provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.