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Mississippi abortion law ruled unconstitutional

4 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, July 29 2014 Jul 29, 2014 July 29, 2014 6:57 PM July 29, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI- The Mississippi law that would have closed the state's only abortion clinic was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.

The law was passed in 2012 and required doctors at the clinic to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital.

Doctors at Jackson Women's Health organization applied for privileges at area hospitals but couldn't get them.

Lawyers for the state argued if the clinic closed women could go to other states for the procedure.

The three judge panel ruled Mississippi can't shift its obligation for constitutional rights of its citizens to another state since abortion was ruled legal in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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