Miss. Abortion Clinic Allowed to Stay Open for Now

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Mississippi's only abortion clinic can remain open for now without following the state's new regulation.

U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan issued a temporary restraining order Sunday, blocking enforcement of the law that only allows abortions to be performed by an OB-GYN with admitting privileges at a local hospital. The order came just hours after the new law took effect. 

The Jackson Women's Health Organization filed a lawsuit against the state's health department. Its owner, Diane Derzis, claims the new law would essentially shut down her facility.

"The lawsuit at this point says that the Mississippi government has gone overboard, that you can not tell doctors they have to have admitting privileges in hospitals," Derzis told local news.

Judge Jordan has scheduled a hearing July 11 to decide whether to continue blocking the law.

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