Mississippi asks federal appeals court to uphold state’s abortion law

In late July, a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the law is unconstitutional because it would close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic.

Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood filed papers Wednesday asking the full court to reverse the three-judge panel’s ruling and allow Mississippi to enforce the law.

It was not immediately clear when the full court would consider the request.

Gulflive
8/13/14