Mississippi's sole abortion clinic wins federal court stay

April 16, 2013 09:47


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Mississippi's only abortion clinic was granted a temporary reprieve from closure on Monday when a federal judge blocked enforcement of a state law that required its doctors to have the right to admit patients to local hospitals.

The Jackson Women's Health Organization faced a state license revocation hearing on Thursday because its doctors had not been able to comply with the 2012 law - which the clinic's supporters say was imposed to shut the facility down.

Pro-abortion campaigners say the law imposed arbitrary and medically unnecessary requirements to target the clinic. Supporters of the state law have said they hoped it would improve patient care.

Several US states have a single clinic that performs abortions. Mississippi, which has some of the strictest abortion laws in the country, would have been the first to have none.

The Jackson clinic has been Mississippi's sole abortion provider since 2002.

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