Mississippi, Provider Seek Partial Early Win in Abortion Law Row

April 30, 2021, 2:44 PM

Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic and the state are trying to end partially a challenge to several state abortion restrictions before trial by asking a federal district court to dismiss the case or grant them summary judgment.

Jackson Women’s Health Organization’s constitutional challenge to Mississippi laws imposing a 24-hour waiting period, adding restrictive licensing requirements, mandating that only physicians perform abortions, and banning medication abortions by telemedicine fail as a matter of law, the state said.

The abortion provider wants the court to end permanently a law that restricts abortions after fetal cardiac activity has been detected, which can happen...

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