New rules for Miss. abortion doctors could shut last clinic
Abortion will still be legal in Mississippi next month. Women who live there, however, probably will not be able to get one. Beginning July 1, all abortion-clinic physicians must have admitting privileges at a local hospital under a law passed by the Republican-led Legislature. At the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state’s sole remaining clinic providing elective abortions, none of the three physicians has been granted those privileges. Mississippi may become the first state without a dedicated abortion clinic, the most visible victory yet for the anti-abortion movement.