It will be necessary for all abortion-clinic physicians to have admitting privileges Under a law passed by the Republican-led Legislature, signed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant this April. This law will take effect from July 1.
The Jackson Women's Health Organization, Mississippi may face closure and become the first state without an abortion clinic, if they fail to comply to the new law. It's closure however, maybe a thing to celebrate by the antiabortion movement, which has fought to abolish the procedure. This might not be a happy moment for the citizens of Mississippi.
The owner of the clinic, Diane Derzis has threatened to sue. The clinics spokeswoman, Betty Thompson said the doctors have applied for their admitting privileges to seven area hospitals. The process however will certainly not be over by July 1 and it may be a matter of few days or weeks till the closing of the clinic if the physicians are not granted admitting privileges.
Mississippi political leaders say the law is deliberated to safeguard the health of women, but they have not been vigilant about the larger goal. State Representative Sam Mims said that is law is not against abortion but the main idea behind it was to require physicians at the clinic to be able to follow their patients to a local hospital if complications arise, adding, "if this abortion clinic is closed, I think it's a great day for Mississippi."