Posts Tagged ‘birth’

Health officials inspect state’s only abortion clinic

by Associated Press Published: January 18,2013

Tags: abortion, baby, birth, health, health care, medical, medicine, pro-choice, pro-life, state agency

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

by Associated Press Published: November 28,2012

Tags: abort, abortion, baby, bench, birth, court, health, health care, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, medical, medicine, public health, state

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 […] [...]

Federal judge continues to block new abortion law

by Associated Press Published: July 12,2012

Tags: abortion, baby, bench, birth, court, health, health care, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, medical, medicine, mother, motherhood, Personhood, state 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

by Associated Press Published: July 11,2012

Tags: abortion, baby, bench, birth, court, doctor, health, health care, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, medical, medicine, public health, state law

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

by Associated Press Published: June 22,2012

Tags: abort, abortion, baby, birth, enforcement, health, health care, law, legislation, legislative, legislator, Legislature, medical, medicine, state law

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, […] [...]

State lawmakers pass anti-abortion bill

by Associated Press Published: April 11,2012

Tags: abortion, anti-abortion, baby, birth, doctors, health, health care, legislation, legislative, legislators, medical, medicine, physicians

JACKSON — Lawmakers say a bill that passed the Mississippi House yesterday could lead to criminal prosecutions of anyone who performs an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The abortion restriction was added to Senate Bill 2771, which would set a prison sentence of up to 30 years for anyone convicted of child homicide. […] [...]

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