Bryant Signing New Abortion Clinic Regulations Monday

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he'll sign a bill Monday putting new requirements on doctors who work the state's only abortion clinic, effective July 1.

House Bill 1390 requires anyone performing abortions in an abortion facility to be an OB-GYN with admitting privileges at a local hospital.

The owner of Jackson Women's Health Organization, Diane Derzis, says doctors at the clinic are OB-GYNs but only one of the three
has local hospital privileges.

Derzis says the clinic will try to comply with the new
regulations but if it can't, she'll file a lawsuit.

Bryant says he wants to make Mississippi
abortion-free.

Doctors who do fewer than 10 abortions a month, or fewer than 100 a year, aren't required to have their offices regulated as abortion facilities.


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  • by cw on Apr 17, 2012 at 09:06 AM
    strong arming your way will only cause the deaths of mother and child when abortions are done at someones home and if there are any survivors they will most likely be welfare babies thanks for forcing your way on everyone REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU VOTE.
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      by Not Surprised on Apr 17, 2012 at 11:51 AM in reply to cw
      The same old liberal lie, if women on welfare were getting abortions, the welfare rolls wouldn't be as full as they are.
  • by so sad on Apr 16, 2012 at 06:41 PM
    this bill doesn't do away with abortion just puts a twist on who can do it. when it's all said and done the final saying is from God and He counts ALL abortions MURDER and He will be the one to pass the final judgment! REPENT AMERICA
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      by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2012 at 04:09 PM in reply to so sad
      So sad you believe that.
  • by Steve Location: Meridian on Apr 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM
    Thank you Gov Bryant for taking a stand! And trying to protect the unborn! Great strides for the State of Mississippi..It may not stop abortion BUT it will make a statement that Mississippi does care!!
  • by Loud n clear on Apr 16, 2012 at 10:40 AM
    On voter ID Bryant said the people have spoken. On the personhood amendment he must have had his ears plugged. The people spoke then mr. bryant. They voted on the referendum put before them in the language stated, but in essence i interpreted the voters to be rejecting restrictions on abortion. mr. governor are you starting your tenure as a hypoctrite.
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      by Pro-life on Apr 16, 2012 at 11:57 AM in reply to Loud n clear
      You interpreted that the voters reject restrictions on abortion? That's strange because most of the people I spoke with who voted against Amendment 26 say that they are against abortion but were worried about the possible consequences it may cause in regard to other health issues. I don't see where this is the same.
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      by veteran on Apr 18, 2012 at 04:08 PM in reply to Loud n clear
      best thing we can do is get a list of the people in jackson who listen to a few and push their own agenda on the rest of the people and vote these people out of office. i say lets start with the govenor.
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