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Bryant: MS will move forward to appeal abortion clinic decision

Gov. Phil Bryant. (Image source: WLOX News.) Gov. Phil Bryant. (Image source: WLOX News.)
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

The State of Mississippi will move forward with an appeal of a federal court decision regarding the state's only abortion clinic, according to Gov. Phil Bryant. Earlier this week, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a state law that would have closed the Jackson Women's Health Organization unconstitutional.

At the Neshoba County Fair on Thursday, Bryant said he is working with Attorney General Jim Hood to get that decision overturned.

"It was two out of three judges in a three judge panel of the Fifth Circuit. So first, we'll probably, more than likely, and we're talking to the Attorney General's office, and Jim Hood is doing a good job helping us with this, go to the full Fifth Circuit and ask for them to again review this," said Bryant. "If that doesn't work, we think we're going to go to the Supreme Court. The dissenting judge, the one out of those three, said this was a terrible attack on any state's right to protect its citizens. I think he's absolutely right, and I think the Supreme Court will rule in our favor."

The law, passed in 2012, would require abortion doctors to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The Jackson Women's Health Organization says they have been unable to obtain admitting privileges.

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