July 13th, 2012
07:38 PM ET

Mississippi clinic can continue performing abortions, judge rules

Doctors at Mississippi's sole abortion clinic are allowed to continue performing the procedure, even if they do not have admitting and staff privileges at an area hospital, as required by a new state law, a federal judge ruled Friday.

But state officials can begin an administrative process that could ultimately lead to the closing of the clinic, said U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III.

The law took effect July 1 and requires all abortion providers in Mississippi to be certified obstetrician/gynecologists with privileges at local hospitals. Doctors at Jackson Women's Health Organization, the only abortion provider in the state, come in from other states, and only one of its doctors is authorized to practice at a nearby hospital.

Supporters of the new law say it is intended to protect women from unscrupulous practitioners, but others say it's part of a move to outlaw abortions in the state.

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  1. T. Z.

    When I was in second grade, we had a pagent where we all were different states. I was Hawaii. We had to say a few lines about the state we were. I forgot my lines. My teacher, Mrs. Walters, gave me my lines, so it was ok. She gave me a hug when I got off stage because I was crying because I forgot my lines. My mom and dad said I did good and they weren't mad at all, like Jason's mom was when he forgot his lines. (He was Missouri). I liked Mrs. Walters a lot. She left to have a baby, and never went back to teaching. Too bad. She was a good teacher.

    July 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. T. Z.

    This is fun! I didn't know I could just write about anything I wanted here! I usually write in my diary, but this "knitting" is so much better! Thanks! 🙂

    July 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. T. Z.

    I never had a chicken, but I had a pet pigeon once. I called it Pidgey. It was white, so I called it a dove, but my dad said it was a pidgeon. I would still rather think of it as a dove; I thought a dove WAS a pidgeon. Anyway, it was a pretty bird. Then my a hole neighbor killed it with a bb gun. I don't know why. He was a big bully! He used to bully all of us. He moved away, so I hope he's doing rotten wherever he is. But my bird was still dead!!!

    July 14, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. T. Z.

    Hey! How come I can't see my stuff anymore? Oh well.

    July 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. T. Z.

    I just found out my bff is cutting. What can I do??? Help!!!

    July 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tammy

    My, my! Speaking of chickens, or hens rather. Tell me this, when youre eating an egg does it taste like an unborn chicken to you people? Thats because just like a fetus, it is not a baby til a certain time frame, so aborting a fetus is NOT baby killin.

    July 14, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Poor Tammy tried
      Go back to sleep dear

      July 14, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • your logic escapes me

      So....we shouldn't eat chickens because they are living things, but they aren't living if they haven't developed....and therefore if we eat human fetuses it is not cannibalism? The way some people's brains work (or fail to) amazes me. Are you, Tammy, the product of a botched abortion, perhaps?

      July 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tammy

    You are an idiot!

    July 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    not me @ 7:25, 7:27 or 7:30. Troll take a long walk off a very short pier plz.

    July 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    I wouldnt say being beat up, knocked off a porch, broken hip and hip surgery and in a wheelchair as being *fine!* You need to research better b4 you try to impersonate someone dummy!

    July 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    @ dazzle, tell TORI i said hi, sorry i missed that post but i logged off after my post then. Also i am very proud of her.

    July 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    lol obviously not me @ 7:53. so is it you kenny rogers?

    July 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kenny Rogers

      Of course. Duh.

      July 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    k have fun trolls. cya.

    July 14, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mickey1313

    Is anyone talking about the article?@

    July 14, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    lol @ mickeyl3l3, not anymore. This blog site is outta control lately if you havent noticed, and most likely, due to lack of interest on cnns part, will prolly be totally shut down soon.

    July 15, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      That, and I don't think NS is with the company anymore...too bad!

      July 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • phunk

      And do you know who ruined it? YOU and banasy and the other dorks that came on here day after day having full conversations with each other. You encourage the trolls because all they are doing is what most have us have doing in private: making fun of you dorks. Its like you use the cnn comments for your own personal chat rooms and I for one got very tired of reading about banasys weekend. Want to blame the downfall of article-related, topical conversation? Look at yourselves.

      July 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dott

    This is a soundoff is suppose to be about the Abortion Clinic. I do not care to read your dribble about what ever........

    July 15, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
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