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Court blocks law that would have closed Mississippi abortion clinic

A federal court on Friday permanently blocked Mississippi’s law that threatened to close the state’s only abortion clinic by setting a hospital-privileges requirement the clinic couldn’t fulfill....

...An emailed request for comment from Republican Gov. Phil Bryant’s office was not immediately returned.

Bryant has said the law he signed in 2012 was designed to help women.

Mississippi was one of several states with laws saying physicians who work at an abortion clinic must obtain privileges to admit patients to a local hospital. Mississippi’s law never fully took effect because of a protracted court battle.

Clarion Ledger

Posted March 22, 2017 - 8:04 am

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