Quote of the Day

[Content Note: War on agency.]

"Closing its doors would—as the state seems to concede in this argument—force Mississippi women to leave Mississippi to obtain a legal abortion... [This] would result in a patchwork system where constitutional rights are available in some states but not others."US District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, in his opinion after extending a temporary injunction which prevents Mississippi from closing the Jackson Women's Health Organization, the last abortion clinic in the state, "as it tries to come into compliance with a 2012 law requiring all doctors who perform abortions at the clinic to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The injunction was extended until the constitutionality of the law can be determined in a current pending lawsuit against the state. So far, no hospital within 30 miles of the clinic has granted admitting privileges to any of the doctors."

It is a temporary reprieve, but a crucial ruling.

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