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Topic - Diane Derzis
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday that he looks forward to quickly signing a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.
Mississippi lawmakers are considering banning abortion after 20 weeks' gestation, halfway through a normal full-term pregnancy of 40 weeks.
An Alabama judge ruled Thursday that a doctor who has been providing abortions in a closed Birmingham clinic is himself operating without a proper license and must stop immediately.
Mississippi's only abortion clinic was open Monday after a federal judge temporarily blocked the enforcement of a law that the clinic says could effectively regulate it out of business.
Mississippi's abortion laws, already among the strictest in the nation, are poised to become even tighter after a push by social conservatives to shut down the state's only clinic providing the procedure.
Diane Derzis, who owns Mississippi's only abortion clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, said the clinic stops doing abortions after 16 weeks' gestation.
Although the clinic would not be affected by the new law, Derzis said she expects someone would file a legal challenge.