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Anti-abortion initiative misses deadline, won't be on ballot

JACKSON — Mississippians will not vote on a new ballot initiative that would declare life begins at conception. The sponsors of Initiative 41 missed a yesterday deadline to submit petitions to get the proposal on the November 2015 ballot, said Pamela Weaver, spokeswoman for the secretary of state’s office. Because the petitions were not submitted, the initiative died. The proposal ...

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New anti-abortion initiative uncertain as deadline nears

JACKSON — Organizers have little time left to push for a new Mississippi ballot initiative that would declare life begins at conception. Abortion opponents face a Wednesday deadline to submit petitions to put the proposed state constitutional amendment on the November 2015 ballot. It would be nearly identical to a ballot initiative that 58 percent of Mississippi voters rejected in ...

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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 that separates Jackson Women’s Health ...

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Governor withdraws anti-abortionist's nomination to Health Board

RIDGELAND — Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday he’s withdrawing his nomination of anti-abortion activist Terri Herring of Ridgeland to the state Board of Health. Bryant’s decision came after The Associated Press questioned whether Bryant was fulfilling requirements of a state law that specifies the board’s 11 members must come from certain parts of the state. “Although this code section is ...

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Lawmaker: Anti-abortion activist's confirmation will be close vote

RIDGELAND — Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants senators to confirm his nomination of anti-abortion activist Terri Herring to the state Board of Health, but a top lawmaker said it’s unclear whether Herring will receive enough support. “I think Terri is someone who has committed her life to women’s health care and the right to life,” Republican Bryant said Thursday ...

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Governor wants anti-abortion supporter on Health Board

RIDGELAND — Gov. Phil Bryant has nominated anti-abortion activist Terri Herring of Ridgeland for a six-year term on the state Board of Health. Herring’s is one of several nominations awaiting consideration in the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee. If confirmed by a majority of the Senate, Herring would serve this July 1 through June 30, 2019. Republican Bryant nominated ...

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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 a heartbeat,'” Republican Bryant said ...

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Chairman Bryan pulls plug on fetal-heartbeat legislation

JACKSON — A Mississippi Senate chairman has killed a bill that could’ve led to a child-homicide criminal prosecution for anyone performing an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is found. Democrat Hob Bryan, chairman of the Senate Judiciary B Committee, says the bill is unconstitutional because lawmakers are limited in what they can do to restrict abortions in the first trimester ...

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State lawmakers pass anti-abortion bill

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. The killer would have to ...

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Bill passes that could close state's lone abortion vclinic

JACKSON — The Senate has given final passage to a bill that could close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. The bill would require doctors working at abortion clinics to be OB-GYN certified and have admitting privileges to a local hospital. The clinic’s owner told The Associated Press that all of its physicians are OB-GYN’s, but only one has admitting privileges. The ...

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