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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