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Topic - Diane Derzis
A bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks' gestation is advancing to the full Mississippi Senate for more debate later.
A federal appeals court is expected to hear oral arguments in late April or early May in a lawsuit challenging a 2012 law that threatens to close Mississippi's only abortion clinic.
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.
The trial is winding down for a former NASA-affiliated computer specialist who says he was fired because of his belief in intelligent design.
At least 75 bills to restrict abortion passed one state legislative chamber in the first quarter of 2012, the Guttmacher Institute said Friday.
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, told The Associated Press this month that the proposed change wouldn't affect the facility, Jackson Women's Health Organization.
She said the facility stops doing abortions after 16 weeks, and before an abortion is done, a sonogram is performed and the patient is told the gestational age of the fetus.