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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 08:51 PM

US judge temporarily blocks Mississippi abortion law

Source: Associated Press

The law could shut down the only abortion clinic in the state

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of a Mississippi law that could shut down the only abortion clinic in the state.

U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson issued a temporary restraining order Sunday, hours after the new law took effect.

He set a July 11 hearing to determine whether to block the law for a longer time.



Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48037455/ns/us_news/#.T_Dv9b9RFwk



Mississippi's only abortion clinic, located in the Fondren district of Jackson, will stay open at least until July 11. A group of pro-abortion rights advocates and lawyers sent out a press statement tonight announcing the temporary injunction. Here is the statement, verbatim:
http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2012/jul/01/breaking-federal-judge-blocks-clinic-closing/

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“Today’s decision reaffirms the fundamental constitutional rights of women in Mississippi and ensures the Jackson Women’s Health Organization can continue providing the critical reproductive health care that they have offered to women for the last 17 years.

#“The opponents of reproductive rights in the Mississippi legislature have made no secret of their intent to make legal abortion virtually disappear in the state of Mississippi. Their hostility toward women, reproductive health care providers, and the rights of both would unquestionably put the lives and health of countless women at risk of grave harm.

#“While we are pleased the court has decided to temporarily block enforcement of this medically unwarranted restriction, this battle is far from over. We will continue to fight alongside the Jackson Women’s Health Organization to ensure that the women of Mississippi are not relegated to a second class of U.S. citizens, denied the constitutionally-protected rights that other women nationwide are guaranteed.”

US judge temporarily blocks Miss. abortion law
http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article_2012-07-01-Abortion-Mississippi/id-a4b4193935e44610bcb9abcf0ba9c429

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In the order, Jordan wrote: "Plaintiffs have offered evidence — including quotes from significant legislative and executive officers — that the Act's purpose is to eliminate abortions in Mississippi. They likewise submitted evidence that no safety or health concerns motivated its passage. This evidence has not yet been rebutted."

Jordan also wrote that Jackson Women's Health Organization is "the only regular provider of abortions in Mississippi, and as of the Act's effective date, JWHO cannot comply with its requirements."

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cal04 Jul 2012 OP
rocktivity Jul 2012 #1
2ndAmForComputers Jul 2012 #2
wordpix Jul 2012 #3
Tx4obama Jul 2012 #4
proud2BlibKansan Jul 2012 #5
SunSeeker Jul 2012 #6
magic59 Jul 2012 #7
RitchieRich Jul 2012 #10
Grassy Knoll Jul 2012 #8
Iris Jul 2012 #14
lamp_shade Jul 2012 #9
dtom67 Jul 2012 #11
MissMillie Jul 2012 #13
dtom67 Jul 2012 #15
Dont call me Shirley Jul 2012 #12
limpyhobbler Jul 2012 #16

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 08:53 PM

1. CUE THE VONAGE THEME!

Not that I ever doubted it.


rocktivity

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:24 PM

2. Hell YEAH! Fuck you anti-choicers!

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Response to 2ndAmForComputers (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:28 PM

3. +1000 my sentiments, too & hope the injunction becomes permanent

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:28 PM

4. Kick! n/t





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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:44 PM

5. Thank goodness.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:31 PM

6. "Though the debate over abortion continues, there exists legal precedent the court must follow."

--U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ABORTION_MISSISSIPPI?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-07-01-20-36-29


Imagine that. A red-state judge who follows the law.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:14 PM

7. For a country that cares little for people after they are born

 

they sure go nuts for the unborn. More reason why all religion should be banned. It corrupts totally.

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Response to magic59 (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 08:10 AM

10. people are a mixed bag

this applies to atheists just as much as it does people who have faith.

It seems a bit off, in the same breath upholding reproductive rights while advocating taking away religious freedom. It never ceases to amaze me on this site how people in the same breath push for their version of morality to be unlocked while insisting that basic freedom should be taken away from a whole other swath of people. Like trying to stop a fight from starting by throwing rocks.

However, if you had suggested that politics should be kept separate from religion, I'd be on board with you completely.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:47 PM

8. This is Bullshit......

Where The fuck am I gonna get a cousin if they allow abortions.
Fuckin Libs have to fuck everything up, We get our health care from a still
in the woods and a preacher who half drowns our asses in the name of the
lordy almighty (praise the lord) And Don't forget libbies we got a lotta guns
to fight you asshole, and we don't care if you have more than 50 times more
military power than the whole wide world, you have been warned.
Signed: The Tea Party.
P.S. Teabagging is not allowed on Sundays,You Morans.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 09:19 PM

14. +100

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 03:55 AM

9. Whew! I've been waiting for this good news. Thx for posting.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 03:15 PM

11. don't be fooled.....

Jordan is a Bush appointee following orders from his republican masters; i.e. to keep the abortion issue alive until after the election. "This issue is too big a goldmine for blind, faith-based votes" for the GOP.( Quoting myself from another post. Hope that doesn't seem too narcissistic).
I have predicted that GOP turnout will be lower in states with tough anti-abortion laws. I think this proves that I am not the only one who feels that way.
This is a stunt to get out the Repub vote in november, nothing more.

There is no victory here......

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Response to dtom67 (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 08:18 PM

13. even if it's a loser for them?

Last I knew, Americans support choice.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:25 AM

15. Of course...

Americans do support "choice". The "choice" in Mississippi will be to end all abortions and defeat Satan.

But the Repubs cannot allow Satan to be defeated until after the election. If the anti-choice crowd wins before the election, the result would probably be lower GOP voter turnout in November.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 07:28 PM

12. Hooray to Judge Jordan for aborting another ALEC created bill!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:20 PM

16. I'm surprised to learn there is only one abortion clinic in Mississippi

thought there would have been more.

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