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Court: Mississippi Can't Close Only Abortion Clinic

Court: Mississippi Can't Close Only Abortion Clinic
Posted Wednesday, July 30th 2014 @ 10am  by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – A law that would have forced the only abortion clinic in Mississippi to close appears doomed after a federal court ruled against it once again. An appeals court panel decided 2-1 that State House Bill 1390, which requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, would shift Mississippi's constitutional obligations onto other states by forcing the Jackson clinic to close, CNN reports. "Pre-viability, a woman has the constitutional right to end her pregnancy by abortion," but the law "effectively extinguishes that right within Mississippi's borders," the judges wrote.

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