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Jackson Women's Health Organization sued the state before the law was to take effect in July 2012, saying the requirement could block access to a constitutionally protected medical procedure. Trip Burns/File Photo

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Court Blocks Law That Would Close Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic

A federal court on Friday permanently blocked Mississippi's law that threatened to close the state's only abortion clinic by setting a hospital-privileges requirement the clinic couldn't fulfill.


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