Appeals Court Saves Last Mississippi Abortion Center from Closure
A federal appeals court panel ruled in July that a Mississippi law that would close the stateâ€™s only abortion facility is unconstitutional.
The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2-1 ruling in a case involving the stateâ€™s 2012 law, which required all abortionists at the Jackson Womenâ€™s Health Organization (JWHO) to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. Two abortionists at the facility were unable to get privileges at Jackson-area hospitals.
The ruling appears to directly contradict a March decision by the same court that upheld a Texas law requiring abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges. But the difference has to do with geography and the availability of abortions in the two states....
It has a lot to do with abortion, Mike of New York! The Republicans were trying to make the Catholic Church happy by appointing Catholic judges who sometimes voted against abortion practices admittedly. However, they also try to torpedo capital punishment. They have been doing a fairly good job of that also. Actually this court had supported the Texas law in limiting abortions by having doctors to have residency in a local hospital. Just because they happen to notice what is the law of the land does not make them mistaken. The law of the land may be taken but not the judges.
Mike of New York, you mean a judge who isn't Catholic? Because some of us believe in capital punishment which the Catholic Church tries to stifle. By the way read the article, it isn't a liberal one particularly.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Too many on this forum forget that the majority of Americans think abortion should be legal, e.g., Poll: On Roe v. Wade anniversary, majority think abortion should be legal).
That's interesting, considering what often happens in individual States when it comes up for vote. If abortion were all that popular, the pro-death crowd wouldn't have to find a sympathetic judge to overrule the will of the people.