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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 […] [...]

Trial set for Texaco’s appeal of $19M verdict

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Dec. 3 in Texaco’s appeal of a $19-million verdict for five women who alleged the oil company was responsible for their children born with disabilities and illnesses. A Hinds County jury ruled for the woman in 2010. Texas appealed the verdict. Supreme […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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