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Lone Mississippi abortion clinic seeks legal footpath to reopen

Lone Mississippi abortion clinic seeks legal footpath to reopen

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys for Mississippi's only abortion clinic filed papers Thursday asking the condition Supreme Court to chunk a new rules with every one other accompanied by regulations that bans most abortions accompanied by every one one other accompanied by to permit the clinic reopen following week.

The clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, is at the center of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade accompanied by every one one other accompanied by took away women's constitutional defence for abortion nationwide.

A Mississippi rules with every one other accompanied by regulations that took effect Thursday bans most abortions, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the clinic performed its last procedures Wednesday. Clinic attorneys are making the same arguments that a trial court of rules and regulations of rules with every one other accompanied by regulations judge rejected Tuesday while the clinic tried to chunk the rules with every one other accompanied by regulations from taking effect. They said that inside 1998, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that the condition constitution has a fair to privacy that includes abortion.

"Absent relief, Mississippians will convey on accompanied by to exist denied their rights under the Mississippi Constitution to privacy accompanied by every one one other accompanied by bodily autonomy, while they are compelled by the State to endure the risks of gestation infrequent gravidity accompanied by every one one other accompanied by convey children opposed to their will," clinic attorney Rob McDuff wrote.

It was not unswerving away understandable when the conservative condition Supreme Court would exist convinced by concerning the appeal.

Diane Derzis, owner of the Mississippi clinic, told The Associated Press that she will have staff available to reopen the facility if the condition Supreme Court allows.

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"I'm not hopeful, nevertheless there's always a possibility," Derzis said Thursday.

As for the legal filing accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the try to carry on accompanied by to exist open, she said: "All of us needed to know we exhausted all possibilities."

The Mississippi clinic is finest known while the Pink House since of its bright colouring job. Some staff members were inside Thursday to do paperwork accompanied by every one one other accompanied by follow-up appointments for a few patients. About 30 abortion opponents held a Christian worship labour on a highway following to the clinic.

"No additional murdering guiltless children here," said Dr. Coleman Boyd, a physician who has regularly protested outer external outside the clinic. "Christ is exalted. Innocent bloodshed inside this building is done."

Several of the abortion opponents yelled at Dr. Cheryl Hamlin while she arrived. Hamlin is an OB-GYN who has traveled from Boston the past five years to do abortions inside Mississippi. She strode across the clinic parking a large amount accompanied by every one one other accompanied by jabbed her digitthumb at abortion protester John Busby, who called on her to repent.

"You're idiots," Hamlin said. "You don't care. You're going to hell. You. You are going to burn inside hell. I'm so ill of you."

As Hamlin walked away, Busby called following her: "You're going to die inside your sin, Cheryl, unless you repent for Jesus Christ."

Also Thursday, North Dakota's sole abortion clinic filed a condition legal deed seeking to chunk a trigger rules with every one other accompanied by regulations banning abortion following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling.

The Red River Women's Clinic argues the ban violates the rights to life, safety accompanied by every one one other accompanied by happiness guaranteed by the condition constitution that retain protected from danger the fair to abortion. It said the ban excessively infringes on the fair to liberty since it "deprives patients of the ability to jurisdiction decisions concerning their families accompanied by every one one other accompanied by their health."

The North Dakota legal deed is fair the latest litigation to lay clasp of aim at restrictions on abortions following the Supreme Court said the procedure was no indeed indeed longer protected by the U.S. Constitution.

The outfit excessively questions Attorney General Drew Wrigley's statement that the ban would lay clasp of effect July 28. The clinic argued that the Supreme Court released its opinion June 24 nevertheless has not yet issued its judgment, which it said is a obligatory step to trigger the condition ban. The clinic said the high court of rules and regulations of rules with every one other accompanied by regulations typically takes that step at least 25 days following the opinion.

In certifying the closure date, Wrigley said "there's not some ambiguity" inside the Supreme Court decision. He said Thursday that his office is "carefully reviewing accompanied by every one one other accompanied by evaluating" the complaint, nevertheless that he would not remark further until his response is filed.

Tammi Kromenaker, owner accompanied by every one one other accompanied by operator of the Red River Women's Clinic inside Fargo, has said the facility would go across the watercourse to Moorhead, Minnesota, if obligatory nevertheless she would explore every one one legal option to convey on accompanied by to exist not shut inside North Dakota.

"We have faced relentless attacks from North Dakota lawmakers who have lengthy wanted us gone," Kromenaker said inside announcing the lawsuit. "But we will fight this draconian ban exist fond of the other outrageous bans accompanied by every one one other accompanied by restrictions that came earlier to it."

"In the meantime, we will retain our doors not shut to provide abortion protected from danger keeping to patients who need us," she said.

Also Thursday, national leaders advocating for abortion access were inside South Carolina Thursday, when a committee considering a invoice "to prohibit abortions" met for the earliest hour dated to hear condition testimony.

While a South Carolina rules with every one other accompanied by regulations banning abortion around sextet weeks of gestation infrequent gravidity took effect on June 27, lawmakers are expected to return for a exceptional gathering to further restrict the procedure.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Alexis McGill Johnson came to the statehouse one day following an appearance inside North Carolina, where Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed an administrative order protecting out-of-state abortion patients from extradition. She praised North Carolina while an abortion "refuge" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by condemned South Carolina lawmakers' efforts.

"All of these laws are designed to create chaos accompanied by every one one other accompanied by uncertainty for people seeking access to care," Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Alexis McGill Johnson told The Associated Press.

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Dave Kolpack reported from Fargo, North Dakota, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by James Pollard reported from Columbia, South Carolina.

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Lone Mississippi abortion clinic seeks legal footpath to reopen

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