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Judge notes 'sad irony' of men deciding abortion rights as he strikes Mississippi's abortion law

Nov 21, 2018 - CNN

(CNN) -- A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Mississippi state law that sought to forbid most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, writing a sharply worded opinion with implications for states weighing similar measures.

Gov. Phil Bryant signed H.B. 1510, also known as the Gestational Age Act, in March, pledging his "commitment to making Mississippi the safest place in America for an unborn child."

The law made exceptions only for medical emergencies or cases in which there's a ...