Posts Tagged ‘abortions’

State’s only abortion clinic scrambling to hit new law’s deadline

by Associated Press Published: June 11,2012

Tags: abortions, babies, births, law, mothers, pregnancies, pregnant, state law, unwanted pregnancies

JACKSON — Mississippi’s only abortion clinic is trying to comply with a new state law by securing hospital admitting privileges for its three doctors. Failure to do so before the law takes effect on July 1 could force the clinic to shut down. The Clarion-Ledger reports lawmakers who supported the measure have said they hoped […] [...]

Bill passed requiring pre-abortion fetal heartbeat check

by Associated Press Published: March 15,2012

Tags: abortions, anti-abortion, babies, bill, births, doctors, fetus, law, legislation, legislators, medicine, physicians, state government

JACKSON — A bill that would require physicians to search for a fetal heartbeat before performing an abortion passed the Mississippi House yesterday The bill potentially would require women to have transvaginal ultrasounds of the sort that were contested in Virginia recently, because a heartbeat cannot be heard through a traditional ultrasound until five or […] [...]

Bill approved requiring abortion doctors to be OB/Gyn certified

JACKSON — Doctors at Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic would be required to be certified in obstetrics and gynecology and have privileges to admit patients to local hospitals under a hotly contested bill that passed the House yesterday. During a debate that lasted more than an hour, opponents argued the requirement could close the clinic in […] [...]

Fillingame introduces bill similar to defeated personhood initiative

by Associated Press Published: February 15,2012

Tags: abortions, anti-abortoin, babies, births, docotrs, health, health care, medicine, Personhood, pro-choice, pro-life, research

JACKSON — A Mississippi senator is proposing an anti-abortion constitutional amendment similar to one rejected by voters last November. Under the plan by Sen. Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, it would be the policy of Mississippi to “protect the life of every unborn child from conception to birth, to the extent permitted by the federal Constitution.” The […] [...]

Barbour votes for ‘personhood’ initiative after all

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said yesterday he voted after all for a state ballot initiative that would declare life begins at fertilization. The Republican said he voted by absentee ballot yesterday because he won’t be in his hometown for Tuesday’s election. >> RELATED STORY: MBJ EDITORIAL — Gov. Barbour shows leadership on Initiative […] [...]

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