Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

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 […] [...]

Fondren businesses sound off on abortion protests

Rooster’s owner Nathan Glenn says he runs a family restaurant and is aggravated that his customers have to stare at pictures of dead babies every time they bite into a hamburger. “Their signs are pointed directly at us,” Glenn said, referring to the frequent protesters that picket across the street at Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. […] [...]

Federal judge continues to block new abortion law

JACKSON — A federal judge yesterday continued to block a state law that threatens to shut down Mississippi’s only abortion clinic and make it nearly impossible for women to get the procedure in the state. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III temporarily blocked the law July 1 and extended that order yesterday, though he […] [...]

Hearing could determine whether new abortion law goes into effect

JACKSON — A hearing today will help a federal judge decide whether to keep blocking a Mississippi abortion law or let it go into effect. The state’s only abortion clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, says it could be forced to close if the state is allowed to start enforcing the measure, which would require anyone […] [...]

Sponsor of new abortion law wants quick enforcement by MSDH

JACKSON — The sponsor of Mississippi’s new abortion law wants the state Health Department to immediately enforce the measure when it takes effect July 1. But, the Health Department generally allows 10 days for any facility it inspects to come into compliance with a law. New restrictions could shut down the state’s only abortion clinic, […] [...]

Opinion: Bryan right on abortion bill

Good for Hob Bryan. Rather than let a politically popular bill onto the Senate floor sure to be ruled unconstitutional, the Amory senator refused to let the bill out of the committee he chairs. The bill, making it a criminal homicide for anyone performing an abortion once a heartbeat is found, would have run afoul […] [...]

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