Posts Tagged ‘births’

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

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 […] [...]

Catholic groups suing White House over birth control provision

AROUND MISSISSIPPI ­— Ten Catholic groups in Mississippi are suing the Obama administration over a mandate that most employers provide birth control coverage as part of health insurance plans. Roman Catholic groups across the nation filed 12 lawsuits yesterday. One was filed in federal court in the southern half of Mississippi. “This lawsuit is an […] [...]

State’s teen birth rate falls, but still leads nation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report. Nearly every state saw a decline in teen births from 2007 to 2010, with the biggest drop in Arizona at 29 percent. Rates stayed about the same in […] [...]

Lawmakers pass abortion-regulation legislation; Bryant intends to sign

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have passed a bill that would require any doctor performing abortions to be a board-certified OB-GYN with admitting privileges at a local hospital. Senators passed the bill today, but it was held for the possibility of more debate. It passed the House on March 13. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says he […] [...]

Two abortion-regulation bills die, but one survives

JACKSON — One abortion-regulation bill survived and two died at yesterday’s deadline in the Mississippi Legislature. Supporters of the surviving measure say it could slow down or even shut Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic, which is in Jackson. The Senate Public Health Committee passed House Bill 1390, which would require any doctor performing abortions to […] [...]

Abortion-regulation legislation vote misses deadline

JACKSON — Two abortion-regulation bills have died under a deadline in the Mississippi Legislature, but supporters are trying to revive them. Senate Judiciary B Committee Chairman Hob Bryan says he chose not to bring the bills up for consideration because he believes they would be challenged in court if they became law. House Bill 1196 […] [...]

Bryan concerned about immigration-enforcement, abortion bills

JACKSON — A Mississippi Senate chairman says he has concerns about immigration-enforcement and abortion-regulation bills assigned to his committee. The bills face a deadline of today for consideration in the Senate Judiciary B Committee. The chairman, Democratic Sen. Hob Bryan of Amory, said yesterday that the immigration-enforcement measure, House Bill 488, could intrude into the […] [...]

Bill passed requiring pre-abortion fetal heartbeat check

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 […] [...]

Anti-abortion groups pushing for another personhood vote

JACKSON — Mississippi groups that oppose abortion said yesterday they want voters to again cast ballots on a state constitutional amendment to define life as beginning at conception. The so-called “personhood amendment” was defeated by a wide margin when it appeared on the November 2011 ballot. Similar amendments died in the legislature this session. Groups […] [...]

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