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Court: Mississippi Can't Close Only Abortion Clinic

Judges: state shouldn't force women to go elsewhere

(Newser) - A law that would have forced the only abortion clinic in Mississippi to close appears doomed after a federal court ruled against it once again. An appeals court panel decided 2-1 that State House Bill 1390, which requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, would shift Mississippi'... More »

Judge Temporarily Blocks Mississippi Anti-Abortion Law

Law would close state's last abortion clinic

(Newser) - A Mississippi law that could shut down the only abortion clinic in the state has been blocked by a federal judge, at least temporarily, reports the AP . State House Bill 1390 requires anyone who performs abortions at the clinic to be an obstetrician-gynecologist with local hospital privileges. But as those... More »

Mississippi May Close Only Abortion Clinic

Bill would make facility's doctors ineligible to work there

(Newser) - Mississippi has just one abortion clinic, and a bill that's passed the state legislature would likely close it. All it needs now is a governor's signature, and Phil Bryant has said he'll provide it. Under the bill, doctors performing abortions in an "abortion facility" would have... More »

Ohio Voters Reject Anti-Union Measure

It would have limited collective bargaining rights

(Newser) - Ohio voters today defeated the state's new collective bargaining law after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers, and teachers against the Republican establishment. In a political blow to GOP Gov. John Kasich, voters handily rejected the law, which would have limited the bargaining abilities of 350,... More »

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