Court blocks law that would have closed Mississippi’s only abortion clinic – CBS News
JACKSON, Miss. — A federal court on Friday permanently blocked Mississippi’s law that threatened to close the state’s only abortion clinic by setting a hospital-privileges requirement the clinic couldn’t fulfill.
The ruling comes eight months after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar law in Texas. In a statement, Center for Reproductive Rights President and CEO Nancy Northup called the ruling the latest victory for women’s health and rights.
Supreme Court last summer continues to reverberate across the nation,” Northup said. “Any politician trying to roll back women’s constitutional rights should take notice and remember the law is on our side.”
An emailed request for comment from Republican Gov. Phil Bryant’s office was not immediately returned.
Bryant has said the law he signed in 2012 was designed to help women.
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