Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Sunday that he’d enforce a ban on abortion in his state if the long-standing Roe v. Wade decision is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Reeves reiterated his staunch support for his state’s current ban on abortions after 15 weeks on CNN’s “State of the Union,” arguing the time frame is “not at all radical” and suggesting he has “ some reason for optimism” that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Host Jake Tapper pressed Reeves on Mississippi’s infant mortality rate, which is the highest in the country. And the governor responded that he acknowledged those statistics and is working to change them, also claiming that “when you look at that unborn baby in the womb, and you consider it a human being, it really changes your perspective on lots of different things.”
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And discussing the future of Roe v. Wade, Mississippi’s governor reiterated his support for his state’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks: https://t.co/WzW8M737Rb
— Maeve Sheehey (@MaeveSheehey) December 5, 2021
Mississippi Gov. @tatereeves tells CNN’s @jaketapper that he will enforce a strict abortion ban with exceptions only for rape and the life of the mother if Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court. https://t.co/bsWPMOVz6z
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) December 5, 2021
CNN’s @jaketapper asks Gov. Tate Reeves (R-MS) about his “pro-life” views:
“Mississippi ranks 50th out of 50 for child well-being. How do you square those statistics about Mississippi with what you say about a culture of life?” pic.twitter.com/3JPVzBjGcc
— The Recount (@therecount) December 5, 2021