Only abortion clinic in Miss. fights to stay open

May 31, 2013 in Family Medicine, Health, News, Statewide News

It can’t meet the mandates of a 2012 state law and the governor wants to shut it down, but Mississippi’s only abortion clinic is not about to quietly retreat.

The clinic’s owners are fighting on a legal front, with a federal lawsuit against the state, and supporters and staff are trying to make inroads on site – urging patients to call elected officials and peppering state-required counseling with their own views and information.

Protesters, too, are zeroing in on the clinic. A national anti-abortion group, Operation Save America, has targeted Mississippi as a state where it hopes to end abortion, and it has sent people from as far as Colorado and Nevada to protest. Congregants from local churches pray outside the clinic several days a week. Some hold fetus posters and use microphones to call out to patients.

Judge continues to block Mississippi abortion law

July 13, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON – (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday continued to block a state law that threatens to shut down Mississippi’s only abortion clinic and make it nearly impossible for women […]

State’s only abortion clinic to stay open

July 2, 2012 in News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

JACKSON – (CNN) A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Sunday that will allow the only abortion clinic operating in Mississippi to stay open — for now.  filed for […]

Bryant signs new abortion regulations

April 19, 2012 in Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON – (AP) Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant was to sign a bill Monday to put new requirements on doctors who work at the state’s only abortion clinic, effective July 1. […]