New Mississippi Abortion Law

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi's only abortion clinic is trying to comply with a new state law by securing hospital admitting privileges for its three doctors.

Failure to do so before the law takes effect on July 1 could force the clinic to shut down.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that lawmakers who supported the measure have said they hoped it would close the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic by creating abortion regulations the clinic could not meet.

The clinic's three abortion providers are obstetrician gynecologists. Clinic spokeswoman says that if the three are denied hospital privileges, the new law will be challenged in court.

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