Abortion Ruling Update

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A federal judge says Mississippi's only abortion clinic can remain open as it tries to comply with a new abortion clinic regulation.

U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III gave the clinic and the
state each a partial victory with his ruling Friday. He upheld the
law but said the clinic can't face criminal or civil punishment as
it tries to meet the requirements.

The law requires anyone who does abortions at the clinic to be
an OB-GYN with privileges to admit patients to a local hospital.
The clinic's two out-of-state physicians don't have those
privileges and have had difficulty getting them from local
hospitals.

The judge says whether they get those privileges will impact the
ultimate issues in the case.


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