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Friday, January 25, 2013

Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic May Soon Close

Women's rights and pro-abortion rights supporters stand outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization on Tuesday. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

Women’s rights and pro-abortion rights supporters stand outside the Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Tuesday. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

Abortion opponents are rallying on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. this afternoon, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

In the four decades since Roe v. Wade, states have restricted access to abortion, for example by requiring wait times or, more recently, by adding layers of regulations to clinics where abortions are performed.

The latest battleground is Mississippi, which may soon become the only state in the nation without an abortion clinic.

The Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only clinic in Mississippi where abortions are performed, could be forced to close because it’s having a hard time complying with a new state law that requires its doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

But the clinic is suing over the new rules.

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