A federal judge has rescued Mississippi’s last remaining abortion clinic. On Sunday, US District Judge Daniel P Jordan blocked implementation of a law stipulating that anyone performing abortions in a Mississippi clinic must be a doctor with privileges to admit patients to a local hospital. Such privileges are hard to get, and the clinic says that the mandate is being used to put them out of business. A hearing on July 11 will decide whether or not it can be delayed for a longer time. If the law does go into effect, many Mississippians will no longer be able to access low-cost abortions. The nearest alternative clinics are a 200 mile drive away in Alabama or Tennessee.
In many parts of America, all that now keeps the abortion industry afloat is the intervention of the courts.
Monday, July 02, 2012
Those Courts, Again
An excerpt from an article by Tim Stanley, appearing in the Telegraph: