Mississippi Appealing Injunction in Abortion Clinic Case

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Jackson, Miss.

Mississippi has filed a notice that it will ask a federal appeals court to overturn a judge's ruling that temporarily blocked authorities from closing the state's only abortion clinic.

U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III, ruled in April that the state couldn't close Jackson Women's Health Organization while the clinic still has a federal lawsuit pending.

The state filed a notice Friday that it would ask the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to overturn the decision.

The clinic's lawsuit, filed last summer, challenges a 2012 state law that requires each OB-GYN who does abortions at the clinic to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The clinic has had a hard time getting the privileges.