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Abortion Pills Face Mississippi Ban Without Ruling, Lawyers Say

July 1, 2022, 9:31 PM

Mississippi is on track to block access to abortion pills by July 7 without the intervention of a federal court, according to attorneys trying to keep alive a generic mifepristone manufacturer’s legal battle against a state health official.

“Absent judicial intervention, as of July 7, 2022, nearly all abortions in Mississippi will be banned, including medicated abortions,” Latham & Watkins LLP attorneys wrote in a letter on behalf of their client GenBioPro Inc. filed Thursday with the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

The letter comes in response to Judge Henry Wingate’s request for the parties to ...