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Mississippi Appeals Ruling Against Restrictive Abortion Law

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

By Emily Le Coz Aug 14 (Reuters) - Mississippi filed an appeal on Thursday to a federal court decision deeming unconstitutional its 20...

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Court Ruling Keeps Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Open

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled in favor of Mississippi's last standing abortion clinic, ruling that politicians cannot pass abortio...

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...

GOP Governor Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy. Su...

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...

State's Only Abortion Clinic Gets Big 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. Distr...

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. ...

Gov Appoints Anti-Abortion Activist

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) is going to great lengths to ensure his state has a pro-life voice. Bryant nominated Terri Herring, a steadfast p...

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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...

State Anti-Abortion Efforts Gain Momentum

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

* Abortion opponents say laws promote safety, better care * Mississippi could be first state without abortion facility *...

State's Only Abortion Clinic On The Brink

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Health officials have inspected Mississippi's lone abortion clinic, the first step in a process that could lead to its closure ...

Will Mississippi's Sole Abortion Clinic Survive?

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- The future of Mississippi's only clinic where women can get an abortion remains unclear after a federal judge's ruling in a closely ...

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...

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...

GOP Lawmaker Lauds Potential Return Of 'Coat Hanger' Abortions

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Republican Mississippi state Rep. Bubba Carpenter recently gave a callous assessment of a state anti-abortion law that critics have cautioned could cl...

GOP Governor: Democrats' 'One Mission In Life Is To Abort Children'

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R), in defending his decision to sign a bill that could shut down Mississippi's only abortion clinic, told conservat...

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Mississippi Bill May Force State's Only Abortion Clinic To Close

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

By Robbie Ward STARKVILLE, Miss., April 4 (Reuters) - The Mississippi state Senate passed a bill on Wednesday to impose new regulation...

HuffPost's Laura Bassett Talks 'Personhood'

Huff TV | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
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The Huffington Post's Laura Bassett appeared on Current TV's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on Tuesday to discuss Mississippi's Personhood amendment...

Can a State Outlaw Abortion?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Mississippi's "Initiative 26," the "Personhood Amendment" that goes before the voters of the Magnolia State today, appears doomed under the Constitution -- unless the membership of the Supreme Court changes significantly by the time such a measure reached the Justices.