Willie Parker’s “Abortion Ministry”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family will be on vacation through the end of this week. I will be posting an occasional new story, but for the most part we will be re-posting columns that ran over the last year. Many will be strictly educational while some will about remind us of notable victories …

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Supreme Court declines for now to take up challenge to Mississippi’s admitting privileges law

By Dave Andrusko For good reason, all the attention Monday was paid to the Supreme Court’s decision to issue a stay thus allowing nine (or ten) Texas abortion clinics to remain open while the Justices consider whether to hear an appeal of two provisions of Texas’ omnibus H.B. 2 that had been scheduled to go …

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NRL-Endorsed Trent Kelly wins Mississippi Runoff

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director On June 2, National Right to Life-endorsed District Attorney Trent Kelly (R), a colonel in the National Guard, soundly won the special runoff election to replace the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R). The runoff was necessary after no candidate received 50% of the vote in the …

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National Right to Life Endorses Trent Kelly in Mississippi Special Runoff

Trent Kelly will be a “strong pro-life voice in the U.S. House” WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee Friday endorsed Trent Kelly for the U.S. House of Representatives in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District special runoff to replace the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R). “National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Trent Kelly …

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Mississippi abortion clinic tells Supreme Court it should not hear appeal of decision that barred state from enforcing admitting privileges requirement

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. A tip of the hat to LifeNews. Last week attorneys for Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi’s lone remaining abortion clinic, asked the United States Supreme Court not to hear an appeal of a decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which blocked Mississippi from enforcing a law that …

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5th Circuit refuses to reconsider decision striking down Mississippi law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges

  By Dave Andrusko Earlier today the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reconsider a ruling by a three-judge panel which blocked Mississippi from enforcing a law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.  The court offered no explanation. The effect is that the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the …

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Court strikes law that would have closed Mississippi’s last abortion clinic

  By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This story first ran July 30. It is an analysis of the brilliant dissent to a decision by a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel which gutted Mississippi’s law requiring that abortionists have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. This morning the full 5th Circuit refused to reconsider …

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Mississippi asks 5th circuit to reverse decision overturning law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges

  By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday the attorney general for the state of Mississippi asked the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a 2012 law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges, a law struck down in July by a divided three-judge panel. Attorney General Jim Hood filed papers asking the 15-member circuit …

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Appeals Panel strikes down law that would have closed Mississippi’s last abortion clinic

  By Dave Andrusko A split three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down a Mississippi law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Just last March a separate three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit, which hears cases from Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, unanimously upheld a …

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5th Circuit to hear Mississippi law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges in local hospital in April

  By Dave Andrusko The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has notified both sides that it will hear oral arguments April 28 in a lawsuit brought against a 2012 Mississippi law that requires abortionists to have local hospital admitting privileges. The lawsuit was brought by the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state’s lone abortion …

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Judge again blocks enforcement of Mississippi abortion law

By Dave Andrusko It comes as no surprise—federal Judge Daniel P. Jordan III has again blocked enforcement of a Mississippi law that requires that all abortionists be board-certified and have admitting privileges to a local hospital. HB 1390 was originally set to go into effect July 1, 2012, but at the eleventh hour Judge Jordan …

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Mississippi House panel moves to prevent Internet abortions

Public Health and Human Services Committee acts today JACKSON, MISS. — Under the leadership of Chairman Sam Mims, R-McComb, the Public Health & Human Services Committee in the Mississippi State House of Representatives passed pro-life Senate Bill 2795 today.  Senate Bill 2795 requires that a physician be physically present during a chemical abortion; thus it …

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