Abortion Clinic Controversy Continues

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Attorneys for the state of Mississippi are trying to persuade a federal judge to let a new restrictive abortion law take effect.

Those representing the state's only abortion clinic are asking the judge to extend the temporary hold he put on the law.

The opposing sides filed their latest court documents Friday, a deadline set by U.S. District Judge Dan P. Jordan III. Jordan issued an order Sunday, stopping the state from immediately enforcing a law that requires physicians doing abortions at the clinic to have privileges to admit patients to a local hospital. He holds a hearing next Wednesday to consider whether to extend
that block.

The clinic argues the law will cause it irreparable harm. The state disagrees, saying the law is designed to protect patients.


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  • by unknown on Jul 8, 2012 at 07:58 PM
    I hope this clinic closes because no innocent unborn baby deserves to die, a unborn baby deserves to live and to live the life THAT JESUS CHRIST GAVE THEM. WHICH IS TO SERVE HIM IN NEVER ENDING EXCITEMENT. PEOPLE PLEASE STOP PLAYING GOD. YOU ARE NOT GOD. COME ON MISSISSIPPI STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, SHOW THE OTHER 49 STATES WHOSE BOSS, AND BE A POSITIVE EXAMPLE FOR THE OTHER STATES TO FOLLOW.
  • by Dr P Location: Newton County on Jul 7, 2012 at 03:37 PM
    The clinic officials state that damage will be done that cannot be repaired! They are ignorant to the fact that what they do causes damage that cannot be undone or repaired because a LIFE is taken! Think of all the potential that has been terminated at this clinic! Teachers, Accountants, Coaches, Mentors, Public Servants, Factory Workers, and the list goes on and on left unfulfilled because they never received their opportunity at life!
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