The Mississippi governor says fetuses may stay outdoors of the uterus in simply 15 weeks
Donald Trump’s presidency was impressive in many ways. However, his longest acts could be in court. In addition to serving three Conservative judges to the Supreme Court, he has appointed Republican judges across the United States.
And red states have been pushing lately to overthrow Roe vs. Wade. Mississippi governor Tate Reeves appeared on CNN this weekend to cover the effort.
Reeves told Jake Tapper: “For people like me who stand up for life, I believe the Supreme Court made a mistake [by upholding abortion rights] in the 1970s. But that’s not the question on trial, hopefully when the arguments are heard sometime in the fall. “
The red governor of the state continued:
“The fact is, we in America today know so much more about the education of young people” [fetuses] in the womb than we did when Roe was ruled against Wade in 1973. And what we know now, Jake, is we know that after 15 weeks the heart has partially formed. We know the [fetus] practice breathing in the womb. We know that most of the internal organs have started to form and we believe that the child is viable outside of the womb. “
Of course we don’t know. The youngest premature baby to survive was born at 21 weeks of age. However, Tapper did not deny Reeves’ claims made during the broadcast.
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