Judge Jordan will allow the new standards for doctors who perform more than 10 abortions a month to go into effect, but will block the doctors from being punished for not meeting them at this time.
The law meant to shut down the state’s only public abortion clinic is on hold, and the status of the clinic may be unclear for months or longer.
Judge Jordan rules to extend the temporary restraining order preventing H.B. 1390 from going into effect.
The future looks dim for a the bill ever becoming law, some experts say.
As the fight over Mississippi’s only remaining clinic continues, many are wondering how soon the state could be abortion-free.
The new law goes into effect on July 1st. The bill’s sponsor wants the clinic inspected on July 2nd.
If the governor signs the bill into law, he can expect to face a lawsuit from the sole clinic in the state.