Posts Tagged ‘pregnant’

Abortion clinic fighting closure; urging patients to help

JACKSON— Mississippi’s only abortion clinic can’t meet the mandates of a 2012 state law, and the governor wants to shut it down. But the Jackson Women’s Health Organization is not quietly retreating. The law requires that the clinic’s doctors have local hospital admitting privileges. They can be hard to obtain, and some hospitals won’t give […] [...]

Abortion clinic continuing to see patients after judge’s ruling

JACKSON — Mississippi’s only abortion clinic continued seeing patients yesterday, the day after a federal judge temporarily stopped the state from closing it. Several people wearing florescent yellow vests labeled “Clinic Escort” helped women find parking places and walked with them into the cherry pink building in a Jackson retail district. Outside an iron fence […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Waveland seeks dismissal of lawsuit

by Associated Press Published: April 20,2012

Tags: lawsuit, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, pregnant, Waveland

WAVELAND — The city of Waveland has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges police officers used a stun gun on a pregnant woman. Dawn Melissa Daigre sued Waveland for damages incurred during her February 2010 arrest. The city argues Daigre’s allegations are “uniformly meritless.” The city also contends that, since Daigre […] [...]

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