Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

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 […] [...]

Governor reiterates his anti-abortion position

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant told several dozen pastors and other abortion proponents yesterday that he supports a bill that would ban the procedure once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. It’s similar to a bill that was filed and killed by a Senate chairman last year. “It would tell that mother, ‘Your child has […] [...]

State’s only abortion clinic again trying to block law

JACKSON — Attorneys for Mississippi’s only abortion clinic are again asking a federal judge to block a state law that threatens to eventually close the facility, though that is not expected any time soon. In court papers filed today, attorneys say the Jackson Women’s Health Organization has been unable to obtain privileges for most of […] [...]

Health Department inspects abortion clinic; owner expects citation

JACKSON — Health officials have inspected Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic, the first step in a process that could lead to its closure if a new state law survives a legal challenge. Following Monday’s inspection, the Mississippi Department of Health has 10 working days to issue findings. The Jackson Women’s Health Organization continues to perform abortions […] [...]

Judge gives abortion clinic more time to meet new law

JACKSON — The future of Mississippi’s only clinic where women can get an abortion remains unclear after a federal judge’s ruling in a closely watched court case. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III ruled that a strict abortion law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature can take effect, but he gave the clinic more time […] [...]

Abortion clinic director expects more restrictions despite ruling

JACKSON — The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic said yesterday she expected legislators to keep trying to put new restrictions on the facility and the procedure, regardless of how a federal judge rules in a fight over a new state law. “They’ve made their intent quite clear,” Diane Derzis told The Associated Press. “They’re […] [...]

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