Abortion Regulation Bill Passes Mississippi Legislature

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi lawmakers have passed a bill that would require any doctor performing abortions to be a
board-certified OB-GYN with admitting privileges at a local hospital.

Senators passed the bill Wednesday, but it was held for the possibility of more debate. It passed the House Mar. 13.

Gov. Phil Bryant says he intends to sign it.

The bill's supporters say it could close Mississippi's only remaining abortion clinic, which is in Jackson.

Senate Public Health Committee chairman Dean Kirby says he believes none of those performing abortions at the clinic have the certification required under the bill.

However, the clinic administrator has told The Associated Press that all of the physicians who perform abortions at the clinic are certified OB-GYNs, but only one of them has hospital admitting privileges.

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  • by cw on Apr 5, 2012 at 09:01 AM
    this will cause more home abortions
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      by Cindy on Apr 5, 2012 at 10:44 AM in reply to cw
      But they are already doing home abortions in essence with their webcams and medical abortions. Leaving women alone without medical persons to assist them as they abort alone half of the time. They are the ones forcing women into the "dark ages" of the alleys.
  • by truth on Apr 4, 2012 at 08:42 PM
    if walls could talk.many would be guilty.even the ones that preach against abortion.land of the free and the home of the brave.sin is sin.big or small.rich or poor. white or black.
  • by Citizen Location: Meridian on Apr 4, 2012 at 05:02 PM
    So if a young couple is trying to start a family, and the 24 year old wife shows up in an emergency room with a tubular pregnancy and will bleed to death without an emergency abortion, do we let her die if there is no board certified OB in the hospital. If I am a doctor, I am not going to perform an operation that could land me in jail.
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      by Cindy, RN on Apr 5, 2012 at 10:39 AM in reply to Citizen
      How would surgery in the case of an ectopic pregnacy land you in jail? A unborn baby can not in any way shape or form survive if it has implanted in the tube. That is simple anatomy. The pregnancy is going to fail. If it has already ruptured when the young woman arrives in the ER than it has already aborted the baby and it is an emergency and she needs a D&C to save her. Do you mean small rural hospitals that don't have certified OB/GYN MD's on staff and this type of pt may come in?
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        by Cindy, RN on Apr 5, 2012 at 03:13 PM in reply to Cindy, RN
        I am back to correct my comment here. A patient with a tubular pregnancy would require laproscopic surgery by a doctor certified in OB anyway to get to the tubes. Not something that an abortionist without OB certification could do anyway, with or without this bill.
  • by bearhunter on Apr 4, 2012 at 04:24 PM
    I agree with you Roger. When I first read the article I thought it was a left liberal trick to. Those kind of tactics are sneaky and wrong. Its all about getting ones personal beliefs into law with no regard to anyone else. I believe abortion is murder to but right minded people are better then that. I have seen the same tactics used by liberal left wing nut jobs on issues with hunting and firearms.
  • by Roger Location: Meridian on Apr 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM
    Here is a case where I am totally against abortion, But I do not see the need to use a leftist tactict of government regulating a business out of exsistance. If government is allowed to wield this power, what would be next? The laws are already on the books to deal with abortion, when you take the life a another living person, it is called capital murder.
  • by Cindy, RN Location: MS on Apr 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM
    This law makes good sense. I would hope Doctors doing this would be certified in OB/Gyn and have admitting privileges for the health of their patients. Why did the bill banning webcam abortions not pass? They are very dangerous considering a doctor is not present in the clinic when the medicine that causes the abortion is given. And there is a good percentage of the time that the woman aborts somewhere in public or at home and the blood loss can be 4x's than a surgical abortion. Or she could have a missed abortion or partial abortion and still need a surgical abortion anyway. Do we not care about the health of women anymore. Just about doing abortions at all costs?
  • by Teacher Location: Meridian on Apr 4, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    Thank the Lord! This is a step in the right direction for Mississippi.
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