MS abortuary still defying law

Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Mississippi's one remaining abortion clinic is struggling to survive as it awaits a hearing on a second lawsuit against a new state law that might force its closing.

The law requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, but all of the abortionists have been rejected at the seven hospitals in the Jackson, Mississippi area (see earlier story).

Pro-Life Mississippi spokesperson Tonya Britton indicates that the abortionists are not interested in complying with the law, because they are not concerned with the health of women.

"What they care about is the bottom line. As long as they are able to perform elective abortions up to 16 weeks, they don't care about the health of the women," says Britton. "They just want that money, and they want to kill those babies."

The state law is trying to accomplish the continuity of care in case a problem arises during an abortion and a woman is transported to a hospital.

"Currently, a woman is basically dumped at an emergency room, or she goes on her own someplace else since the clinic cannot do the follow-up for her," the pro-lifer details.

In a previous lawsuit, Federal Judge Daniel Jordan ordered the state to provide adequate time for the abortionists to comply. Ten months have gone by, and the abortionists have not qualified, which is what led to the second lawsuit.

Britton sees no reason why the Mississippi Attorney General's Office will not defend the law again.

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