Gov. Phil Bryant, shown In this Aug. 1, 2013 photograph taken at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss., says a new state law that says authorities must collect umbilical cord

 

              Gov. Phil Bryant, shown In this Aug. 1, 2013 photograph taken at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss., says  a new state law that says authorities must collect umbilical cord
Gov. Phil Bryant, shown In this Aug. 1, 2013 photograph taken at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss., says a new state law that says authorities must collect umbilical cord blood and run DNA tests to prove paternity if a girl younger than 16 gives birth in Mississippi and won’t name the father, could lead to prosecution of grown men who have sex with underage girls, preventing predators from victimizing others. Supporters say the law is intended to chip away at Mississippi’s teen pregnancy rate, which has long been one of the highest in the nation. But critics say that though the procedure is painless, it invades the medical privacy of the mother, father and baby. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)