Abortion clinic owner: Business as usual

Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic was open Monday after a federal judge temporarily blocked a law from being enforced that the clinic says could regulate it out of business.

The owner of Jackson Women’s Health Organization said it was “business as usual” and the clinic’s two physicians will continue to see patients and do abortions unless a court orders them to stop.

“Mississippi is still part of this country and still does have to abide by the Constitution,” Diane Derzis told reporters inside the clinic as several abortion opponents prayed and sang hymns outside.

Clarion Ledger
7/2/12