Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

Judge extends injunction, abortion clinic keeps license

JACKSON — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Mississippi from revoking the license of the state’s only abortion clinic. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III extended an injunction he issued several months ago, which blocks the state from closing the clinic while it tries to fulfill a 2012 state law. The law requires all […] [...]

Abortion-inducing drugs bill passes with no debate

JACKSON — A bill headed to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says a physician would have to be present when a woman takes abortion-inducing drugs. Senate Bill 2795 also says the woman would have to return to the doctor’s office two weeks later for a follow-up examination. With little explanation and no debate, the Senate passed […] [...]

Governor withdraws anti-abortionist’s nomination to Health Board

RIDGELAND — Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday he’s withdrawing his nomination of anti-abortion activist Terri Herring of Ridgeland to the state Board of Health. Bryant’s decision came after The Associated Press questioned whether Bryant was fulfilling requirements of a state law that specifies the board’s 11 members must come from certain parts of the state. […] [...]

Lawmaker: Anti-abortion activist’s confirmation will be close vote

RIDGELAND — Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants senators to confirm his nomination of anti-abortion activist Terri Herring to the state Board of Health, but a top lawmaker said it’s unclear whether Herring will receive enough support. “I think Terri is someone who has committed her life to women’s health care and the right to […] [...]

Governor wants anti-abortion supporter on Health Board

RIDGELAND — Gov. Phil Bryant has nominated anti-abortion activist Terri Herring of Ridgeland for a six-year term on the state Board of Health. Herring’s is one of several nominations awaiting consideration in the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee. If confirmed by a majority of the Senate, Herring would serve this July 1 through June […] [...]

Personhood to announce new amendment today

JACKSON — Personhood Mississippi will hold a telephone news conference today to announce the filing of a new personhood amendment. The announcement was made in a news release from Personhood USA. The amendment will be filed by a new sponsor and is worded differently than the 2011 personhood amendment, according to the release. The telephonic […] [...]

Abortion clinic preparing for license revocation hearing

JACKSON — Mississippi’s only abortion clinic is scheduled for an April 18 license revocation hearing before the state Department of Health, and officials say a decision could come days or weeks later. The Health Department told the clinic in late January that it intends to take away its license because the facility had failed to […] [...]

Senate bill would require exam after taking abortion-inducing drug

JACKSON — Any woman who takes abortion-inducing drugs would be required to have a follow-up physical examination two weeks later, under a bill that passed the Mississippi Senate yesterday. Senate Bill 2795 is designed to regulate mifepristone and misoprostol, which are given in combination to terminate pregnancy within the first several weeks. The process is […] [...]

Abortion-inducing drug bills pass in Senate, fail in House

JACKSON — Mississippi could restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs and make women visit a physician an additional time after using them. Senate Bill 2795 also would restrict a woman from taking the pills to seven weeks after their last menstruation. Many doctors now prescribe the medicine up to nine weeks into a pregnancy. The […] [...]

Health officials inspect state’s only abortion clinic

JACKSON — The state Health Department this week inspected Mississippi’s only abortion clinic to see if it’s complying with a 2012 state law that eventually could put it out of business. Findings aren’t being made public yet, but the clinic remains open. Health Department spokeswoman Liz Sharlot says it’s standard procedure for findings to be […] [...]

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