Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic will remain open after a the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction against HB 1390, the Mississippi TRAP law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals.
“Although we celebrate this ruling, we cannot rest until this law and all other TRAP laws are permanently struck down.”
None of the bills moved through the body, which women's groups locally are hailing as a victory.
Only one of Oklahoma's three clinics already has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, so the other two may be forced to close when the law goes into effect on November 1.
The Louisiana Senate voted 34-3 to pass an omnibus abortion bill yesterday that would limit access to abortion in the state by imposing burdensome regulations on abortion providers and forcing women to wait longer to obtain an abortion.
The TRAP regulations will remain in effect pending the state Board of Health's review. Clinics have until the end of June to comply.
Pro-choice activists who traveled to Baton Rouge are hosting a celebratory rally this afternoon.
Last Tuesday, a federal court blocked a targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) law that could have shut down the only healthcare facility in Indiana providing RU-486, or mifepristone, the medication abortion drug.
About 30 supporters of the clinic attended the hearing in the courtroom, and around 75 attended a lively rally before the hearing outside the courthouse.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed an extreme anti-abortion bill into law late last night. These new provisions threaten to close all but one abortion clinic in the state .