Lawmakers pass abortion-regulation legislation; Bryant intends to sign
Published: April 4,2012
Tags: abortion, anti-abortion, babies, bills, births, doctors, executive, governor, health, health care, lawmakers, laws, legislative, legislators, Legislature, medicine, physicians, pro-abortion, pro-choice, pro-life
JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have passed a bill that would require any doctor performing abortions to be a board-certified OB-GYN with admitting privileges at a local hospital.
Senators passed the bill today, but it was held for the possibility of more debate. It passed the House on March 13.
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says he intends to sign it.
The bill’s supporters say it could shut Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic, which is in Jackson.
Senate Public Health Committee Chairman Dean Kirby says he believes none of those performing abortions at the clinic have the certification required under the bill.
However, the clinic administrator has told The Associated Press that all of the physicians who perform abortions at the clinic are certified OB-GYNs, but only one of them has hospital admitting privileges.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Voters to decide whether hunting, fishing is constitutional right
- DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”
- MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Andrew Adams helps grow Addicus
- MISSISSIPPI RISING: Time to sell the image
- C Spire wins national award, cash prize for marketing analytics
- Grand juries charge seven with election violations
- Dak Prescott's autograph fetches a pretty penny
- Butler Snow names Crockoft new office director
- Farm theft investigation recovers $200K in stolen equipment