Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mississippi Fighting to Maintain the Ability to Protect Women's Health and Safety

By Cheryl Sullenger
Operation Rescue

Jackson, MS - Fighting to maintain the right to protect the health and safety of its citizens, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court seeking to overturn a "confusing and inconsistent" Fifth Circuit decision that effectively placed the last abortion clinic in Mississippi "beyond the regulatory reach of the state."

"We know all too well what happens when abortion facilities are left unaccountable. We end up with the likes of Kermit Gosnell. When abortion clinics are held above the law, women are the ones who suffer when they are subjected to increasingly degrading conditions and shoddy procedures," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. "If anyone thinks that's just exaggerated rhetoric, we have the documentation to prove that this is an unfortunate fact within the abortion cartel today."

At issue is a 2012 law, HB 1390, which requires abortionists to maintain hospital privileges within thirty miles of the facility where abortions take place.

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