Mississippi's one remaining abortion clinic is struggling to
survive as it awaits a hearing on a second lawsuit against a new
state law that might force its closing.
The law requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a
local hospital, but all of the abortionists have been rejected
at the seven hospitals in the Jackson, Mississippi area (see earlier story).
Pro-Life Mississippi spokesperson Tonya Britton
indicates that the abortionists are not interested in
complying with the law, because they are not concerned with the
health of women.
"What they care about is the bottom line. As long as they are
able to perform elective abortions up to 16 weeks, they don't care
about the health of the women," says Britton. "They just want
that money, and they want to kill those babies."
The state law is trying to accomplish the continuity of
care in case a problem arises during an abortion and a woman
is transported to a hospital.
"Currently, a woman is basically dumped at an emergency room, or
she goes on her own someplace else since the clinic cannot do the
follow-up for her," the pro-lifer details.
In a previous lawsuit, Federal Judge Daniel Jordan ordered the
state to provide adequate time for the abortionists to comply. Ten
months have gone by, and the abortionists have not qualified, which
is what led to the second lawsuit.
Britton sees no reason why the Mississippi Attorney General's
Office will not defend the law again.
A Christian medical group is taking issue with a recommendation
for over-the-counter availability of birth-control pills.