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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 to comply with the law’s ...

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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 did not say when he ...

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Sponsor of new abortion law wants quick enforcement by MSDH

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, in Jackson. The law requires ...

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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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