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Mississippi Abortion Law

Fate Of State's Last Abortion Clinic Hangs In The Balance

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Mississippi law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at local hospitals would effectively shut do...

Date Set For State's Only Abortion Clinic's Challenge Of Contentious Law

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- A federal judge on Friday set a jury trial next spring for a lawsuit filed by Mississippi's only abortion clinic over a new law that...

Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Gets A Reprieve

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Mississippi from revoking the license of the state's only abortion clinic. U.S. ...

Laura Bassett

Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Fights To Stay Open

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

The lone abortion clinic in Mississippi may have to close its doors in early January if a federal judge allows a state law to go into effect that woul...

While Contentious Measure Remains Blocked, More Abortion Restrictions Anticipated

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — The owner of Mississippi's only abortion clinic said Thursday she expected legislators to keep trying to put new restrictions o...

Judge Decides On Contentious Abortion Measure

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge on Wednesday continued to block a state law that threatens to shut down Mississippi's only abortion clinic and ...

Consequential Decision Could Come On Restrictive Abortion Law

AP | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, ASSOCIATED PRESS JACKSON, Miss. -- A hearing Wednesday will help a federal judge decide whether to keep blocking a Mississ...

Controversial Abortion Law's Fate In Hands Of GOP-Appointed Judge

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Although restricting abortion has long been a conservative goal in Mississippi, the Republican-appointed judge considering the const...

Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Remains Open

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi's only abortion clinic was open Monday after a federal judge temporarily blocked a law from being enforced that the...

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Controversial Abortion Law

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Mississippi law that could shut down the only abortion clinic in the ...

State Could Soon Have Zero Abortion Clinics

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi could soon become the only state without an abortion clinic because of a new law taking effect this weekend. Critics say...

Lone Mississippi Abortion Clinic Takes Drastic Action Against GOP Measure

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi's only abortion clinic sued Wednesday to stop a law that it says will effectively ban abortion in the state and end...

State Could Become Only Without A Single Abortion Clinic

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

* Some lawmakers say hope law will end abortions in state * State has low abortion rate, high teen pregnancy rate By Emi...