Mississippi ‘Personhood’ Bill (HB 1106)

This law was last updated on Apr 20, 2016


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Mississippi

Number

HB 1106

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 8, 2016

Topics

Personhood

Full Bill Text

billstatus.ls.state.ms.us

HB 1106 would change the definition of “person” under Mississippi law to include “every human being from the moment of fertilization.”

If passed, the bill would also give full legal rights to fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses, and would ban abortion, birth control pills, IUDs, and emergency contraception. In addition, it would eliminate certain medical choices for women, including some cancer treatments and in vitro fertilization, and might lead to investigation and prosecution of women who miscarry to determine if their own actions caused the death of the fetus.

STATUS

Similar to HB 1309, which failed to pass in 2015.


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