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Mississippi Abortion

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...

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...

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...

Laura Bassett

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
Huff TV

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.

Christian Views On Social Issues: Abortion

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Today, Mississippi voters will vote on "the Personhood Amendment," which would grant the status of legal person to a fertilized egg. The measure would effectively outlaw abortion in all circumstances.

Laura Bassett

Mississipi 'Personhood' Law Leaves Legal Questions Beyond The Ballot

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

If Mississippians vote to pass an unprecedented initiative on Tuesday that would declare a fertilized egg a legal person under the state Constitution,...