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(04/04/2012) MISSISSIPPI SENATE APPROVES SEVERAL PRO-LIFE MEASURES, LT. GOV. REEVES ANNOUNCES

JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves today thanked the Mississippi Senate for its approval of several pro-life measures to end abortion in Mississippi, protect children from abuse and strengthen adoption laws.

“These are strong, common-sense pro-life bills that will not only end abortion in Mississippi but will enhance efforts to protect children from abuse,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “I appreciate the hard work by these senators to shape laws that make Mississippi an even safer place for children.”

The Senate passed:

House Bill 1390, which requires doctors associated with an abortion facility to have admitting privileges at local hospital and to be board-certified obstetricians/gynecologists. Reeves said measure should effectively close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic.

The Child Protection Act, House Bill 16, which will require teachers and clergy to report suspected abuses of children to law enforcement. The Child Protection Act is a part of Lt. Gov. Reeves’ legislative agenda.

House Bill 1268, which improves several provisions that strengthen Mississippi adoption laws.

House Bill 1390 heads to Gov. Phil Bryant. House Bill 16 and House Bill 1268 return to the House for consideration.

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