Mississippi’s only abortion clinic given life

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Mississippi’s 2012 law unconstitutional that would have required doctors that perform abortions in the state to be certified in obstetrics and gynecology and have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital.

While the same court upheld a law in Texas that had a similar provision, the court determined that, because the law would shutdown Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, it would create an undue burden on women by forcing them to travel outside the state to exercise “the established federal constitutional right.”

Gov. Phil Bryant says the state will appeal the ruling.

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One thought on “Mississippi’s only abortion clinic given life

  1. Just as “Undue burden” has allowed this abortion clinic to remain open, watch for a similar ruling to force states to recognize gay marriage. In Florida, two women married in Massachusetts have been denied a divorce in Florida because Florida does not recognize their marriage (http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/25594829/married-gay-couple-take-divorce-to-florida-supreme-court). Whether the state supreme court recognizes gay marriage for the purpose of divorce or not, undoubtedly we can expect to see more legal action that take this issue into the federal courts to appeal to “undue burden.”

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