Mississippi Abortion Bill Goes to Governor

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Senate has given final passage to a
bill that could close the state's only abortion clinic.

The bill would require doctors working at abortion clinics to be OB-GYN certified and have admitting privileges to a local hospital.

The clinic's owner told The Associated Press that all of its physicians are OB-GYN's, but only one has admitting privileges. The other two live out of state for safety reasons, which the clinic says has made it difficult for them to secure admitting privileges.

The Senate Thursday sent House Bill 1390 to Gov. Phil Bryant's desk.

Bryant has supported bills that regulate abortion.

Bill author, Rep. Sam Mims V, of McComb, says he hopes the bill will reduce abortions in the state.


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  • by Cindy Location: MS on Apr 5, 2012 at 05:26 PM
    I think this bill is good thing for the health of women. It stands to reason that an abortionist performing these types of procedures should have OB/gyn certification. At least to me it does. I think having admitting privileges would be a plus also for the health of women. Isn't that what everyone wants? Isn't that the main goal of Planned Parenthood? and As much as am absolutely against the slaughter of unborn babies I don't enjoy the idea of women suffering from complications of an abortion procedure if she can get treatment in a more timely fashion if her doctor has admitting privileges. Why do the other abortion Dr's live out of state for safety reasons? That should not have to be the case. If it is,tsk tsk than shame on us......
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