Judge Temporarily Blocks Abortion Law

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of a Mississippi law that could shut down the only abortion clinic in the state.

U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson issued a temporary restraining order Sunday, hours after the new law took effect. He set a July 11 hearing to determine whether to block the law for a longer time.

The law requires everyone who performs abortion at the clinic to be an OB-GYN with privileges to admit patients to a local hospital. The clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, filed a lawsuit seeking to block it. The suit says the admitting privilege requirement is not medically necessary and is designed to put the clinic out of business.

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has said he wants Mississippi to be
abortion-free.


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  • by Citizen cane on Jul 3, 2012 at 02:21 PM
    I am confused by liberals they say hunting is cruel ,want to save every cat/dog/ animal.but it's fine to kill a insistent HUMAN BEING
  • by Anonymous on Jul 3, 2012 at 01:04 PM
    It doesn't matter , abortion is wrong and its killing babies! Go read your bible folks! ITS MURDER!
  • by single mother Location: lauderdale on Jul 3, 2012 at 12:07 AM
    I am a single mother and I think it is the womans right to make that decision for herself. If my daughter was to be raped I would want her to have the option of terminating the pregnancy if it will help her get thru the pain and memory from the rape. No one should take that right away from Someone. I admit I'm against abortion but its to a certain extent. A girl who goes and gets abortions done just because she doesn't wanna have the child shouldn't be able to. They should only allow Women who have been raped and have proper documents from a doctor to have the option. And for whoever to say well why not put the child up for adoption, unless you have personally had a child you don't know how it feels to feel your child kick and have hiccups while you are pregnant, can you even imagine what it would be like for a rape victim to half to feel that. Or go thru the labor process and I understand the child did nothing wrong but when he/she is placed for adoption and finds out it was how do you think the child will feel? I wouldn't like to know someone gave me up and I will not like to find out that my biological father turned out to be a rapist.. Just fix the bill to only rape victims with proper documents.
  • by !!!! on Jul 2, 2012 at 08:39 PM
    obamacare will fix it.
  • by Patriot Location: Meridian on Jul 2, 2012 at 08:34 PM
    Federal judges have lost the ability to decide based on law and constitutionality. In one week, the Supreme Court ruled Obama Care is constitutional, and Abortion in Mississippi is un-constitutional. The government can now decide your health care needs from cradle to grave, but an un-born child can be murdered in the womb. And you wonder why God has forsaken our once Great Nation.
  • by Mack on Jul 2, 2012 at 04:11 PM
    RIGHT ON Mike and What????. Governor you have every right not to have an abortion, what about the rights of others.
  • by neighbor on Jul 2, 2012 at 11:55 AM
    Abortion is ending a human life. A choice was made when a couple made a child. Oh by the way WTOK. Why can`t we comment on ALL of the news stories? I think you know the one I`m talking about.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2012 at 04:35 PM in reply to neighbor
      A choice was made, and the man is not stuck with the result. This is unfair to the woman, and I am sure you know it. How many unwanted children have you adopted, neighbor?
  • by Mike Location: Meridian on Jul 2, 2012 at 06:38 AM
    It looks like if the politicians were concerned about the persons safety they would have passed the law forcing the hospitals to give the doctors OB priviledges.
  • by What???? on Jul 2, 2012 at 03:23 AM
    Ok Phil if we are taking a woman's right to chose ie rape victims not to have the unwanted child, I assume it's because it's murder, why are we still upholding the death penalty? Is that not murder as well???? By the way I am a male
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