If the federal appeals court overturns a lower court order blocking Mississippi’s hospital admitting privileges law, the state could lose its only remaining abortion clinic.
The governor reiterated his anti-choice intentions last week as state legislators introduced several extreme anti-choice bills.
In the latest attempt to close the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, several anti-choice groups have asked the state to investigate the reporting practices of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Attorneys for the State of Mississippi hope the conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will rule that the state can move forward with closing the clinic for failing to meet its admitting privileges requirement.
An excerpt from Crow After Roe, the new book by RH Reality Check Senior Political Reporter Robin Marty and Senior Legal Analyst Jessica Mason Pieklo.
Mississippi politicians aren’t sitting still while they wait for the state’s only abortion clinic to close. Instead, they’re preemptively restricting abortion and even birth control access.
Limiting bill opponents time to testify, proposing bills in the dead of the night, the Alabama legislature is making closing clinics a priority despite the voters’ wishes.
Filling the entire legislature with politicians who support reproductive rights may be a a huge task, but there is one position to focus on first. The lieutenant governor.
Despite attempts to provoke a confrontation, clinic defenders refused to rise to the bait.
When only one side feels comfortable discussing abortion, the issue will inevitably seem settled.