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Judge blocks enforcement of Mississippi abortion-clinic law

Catholic World News - July 12, 2012

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of a new Mississippi law requiring doctors who perform abortions to “have admitting privileges at a local hospital and staff privileges to replace local hospital on-staff physicians.” The two physicians at Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic are from out of state and do not have such privileges.

“If it closes that clinic, then so be it,” Gov. Phil Bryant said in April as he signed the law.

“We are disappointed that Judge [Daniel] Jordan decided not to allow Mississippi to immediately begin enforcing this very important law to protect the safety of women,” said Pro Life Mississippi President Dana Chisholm. “Similar laws are already in place in 13 other states holding opportunistic doctors accountable for atrocities against women.”

“Admitting privileges will require the purchase of malpractice insurance where currently there is no requirement,” Chisholm continued. “This law will give injured women redress against the documented shoddy practices of the people that run abortion clinics.”

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jul. 13, 2012 1:42 PM ET USA

    I have been helping run a Mental Health Clinic for going on three years. We cannot provide services without accreditation, which mandates malpractice insurance, among other things. This is shocking to the core.

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