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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:56 PM

Mississippi Governor: ‘My Goal Of Course Is To Shut Down’ The State’s Last Abortion Clinic

Today marks the deadline for Mississippi’s sole remaining abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, to comply with the restrictive, unnecessary restrictions that the state’s Republican legislators imposed last summer. The new regulations require the clinic’s doctors to secure hospital admitting privileges, but all seven hospitals in the surrounding area have so far denied them. A Bush-appointed federal judge temporarily blocked the law to give the doctors more time to secure the privileges they need, but that order expires today.


In public, anti-choice advocates claim they support enacting additional regulations for abortion clinics as an important measure to protect women’s health and safety. But when Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) attended an anti-abortion event on Thursday, he didn’t feel the need the sugarcoat his real motives for signing the restrictive measure into law last year:

“My goal of course is to shut it down,” Gov. Phil Bryant said after addressing a group of pastors attending a pro-life luncheon Thursday in Jackson.

The governor doesn’t have that authority. Instead, by Friday lawyers representing the state must file a response in federal court to a motion by the Jackson Women’s Health Organization.


Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/01/11/1434991/mississippi-governor-shut-down-clinic/

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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:24 PM

1. This guy just reeks of smarm and oozes hypocrisy...

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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:48 PM

2. He is a dictator, has his own agenda, nut cases, we have to take a stand against him.

I am amazed with those who believe in what is "constitution" if it serves their purpose. I wonder how many gun dealers he has attempted to shut down, or any other business which deals in fire arms. Don't mess with their rights to bear arms but the Supreme Court ruling making abortions legal is fair game for this bunch. They believe in forced birth and overlook the gun nuts trying to abort lives.

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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:51 PM

3. and most certainly vote against anything that supports the poor! nt

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