Miss. may be only state without abortion clinic

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A new Mississippi law taking effect this weekend could soon make it the only state without an abortion clinic.

Critics say the law would force women to drive hours across the state line to obtain a constitutionally protected procedure, or could even force some to carry unwanted pregnancies to term.

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and other top officials say limiting the number of abortions is exactly what they want.

The state's only abortion clinic is asking a federal judge to temporarily block the law from taking effect Sunday. So far, that hasn't happened.

The law says anyone performing abortions at the clinic must be an OB-GYN with privileges to admit patients to a local hospital. The clinic contends the admitting privileges requirement is designed to force it out of business.

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