Senators in Mississippi have successfully passed the final version of a bill that aims to save the lives of unborn children.
Voting 34-15, the Mississippi Senate is moving forward with SB 2116, otherwise known as the Heartbeat Bill.
The bill will make it illegal to terminate a pregnancy once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which usually occurs six weeks after inception.
While the bill has yet to be signed by Mississippi’s governor, Phil Bryant, the Republican has already vowed to sign the bill into law.
“Thank you to the Mississippi Legislature for protecting the unborn by passing the Heartbeat Bill (SB 2116) and sending it to my desk for signature. I look forward to signing it very soon,” Bryant shared via Twitter.