Mississippi's New Abortion Regulation Subject of Hearing

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A hearing Wednesday will help a federal judge decide whether to keep blocking a Mississippi abortion clinic regulation.

The state's only abortion clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, says it could be forced to close if the law is enforced.

The measure would require anyone performing abortions at the clinic to be an OB-GYN with privileges to admit patients to a local hospital.

The clinic says admitting privileges aren't medically necessary, while supporters of the law say it's designed to protect patient safety.

U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III, temporarily blocked the law July 1.

During a hearing set for 1 p.m., the clinic's attorneys will try to persuade Jordan to keep the law on hold, while attorneys for the state will argue it should take effect.

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  • by Wrong! on Jul 11, 2012 at 08:21 PM
    You are wrong sir! Sex education is taught in school. However, what is taught in school must be re-enforced at home. Teaching must occur at home as well as school. If you make the choice to have sex, then there is the chance you will become a father or a mother. It is YOUR responsibility. You weren't forced.
  • by Peabody on Jul 11, 2012 at 05:08 PM
    H.&S.G. speak the truth. They could care less that a kid that made a mistake could have a chance at a productive life with an abortion but they prefer a school dropout living on welfare raising welfare kids. Of course these are the same people that adopt kids from 3rd world countries as status symbols.
  • by southerngentlemen on Jul 11, 2012 at 02:59 PM
    Commentor below, the prolifers are finished 1 second after birth. Once the baby pops out, they no longer care. Do you really not get it? They keep sex ed out of schools so the kids dont know how to prevent these pregnancies. Most parents arent having the talk with their kids, thats obvious. Seems like the plan. Let them drop out of school and raise the unwanted child on MY dime (public housing) and then house then house many of the kids as they grow up (prison) because their teen, high school drop out parents didnt Want to be bothered teaching them any better, if they even knew how.
  • by Hypocracy? on Jul 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM
    Do pro-life supporters support life after birth. Why are they pushing anti-abortion and at the same time saying they will refuse the Medicaid expansion under the new Health Care Reform. No abortions means that more parents and children will need medicaid and public assistance. If you are pro-life then you should be pro-life from the womb to the tomb. That even means that you are against capital punishment. I'm thinking that if prolifers say that life begins at conception and is ordered by God almight. Then what man doctor, judge, prosecutor or the state should have the right to take a life, no matter the circumstances?
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      by Derp on Jul 11, 2012 at 11:58 AM in reply to Hypocracy?
      Wow. That was really well-put.
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