Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic May Soon ClosePlay
Abortion opponents are rallying on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. this afternoon, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
In the four decades since Roe v. Wade, states have restricted access to abortion, for example by requiring wait times or, more recently, by adding layers of regulations to clinics where abortions are performed.
The latest battleground is Mississippi, which may soon become the only state in the nation without an abortion clinic.
The Jackson Women's Health Organization, the only clinic in Mississippi where abortions are performed, could be forced to close because it's having a hard time complying with a new state law that requires its doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
But the clinic is suing over the new rules.
- Wall Street Journal: Abortion Foes Mark Gains by Targeting Clinics, Abortion Providers
- Huffington Post: Mississippi Abortion Law Threatens To Close State's Only Clinic
- Emily Le Coz, reporter for the Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson, Miss. She tweets @emily_lecoz.
This segment aired on January 25, 2013.