JACKSON, Miss. ( Associated Press) — A judge is hearing Tuesday to consider a lawsuit brought by Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, which is trying to stay open by suspending a law that prohibits pregnancy in that state. will prohibit any obstruction.
A law passed by the state legislature before the Supreme Court a few weeks ago overturned a 1973 decision that allowed abortion rights, which Roe v. Wade – Effective Thursday.
The Jackson Women’s Health Organization has filed for an injunction against the law to at least remain open while the lawsuit is being considered by the courts.
The lawsuit is part of frantic judicial activity across the country following the Supreme Court ruling: Conservative state governments are trying to restrict or even outright ban the procedure, and others include abortion rights in their laws. Trying to make sure.
Meanwhile, a judge in Florida on Tuesday temporarily blocked a law that would have banned all abortions after 15 weeks of gestation, which was expected since last week after the judge passed the law to the state. violated the constitution.
In Mississippi, Judge Debra K. Halford is considering a lawsuit against the law. If the judge decides to block the law, the decision can be appealed to the highest state court.
Mississippi’s new law bans all abortions unless the mother’s life is in danger or the pregnancy is not the result of rape reported to the police. It does not consider the exception of incest.
Mississippi is one of several states that have passed “trigger laws,” meaning that as soon as the Supreme Court in Roe v. Lowered. The law was approved in 2007 and has not yet been condemned in court.
The clinic’s lawsuit cites the Mississippi Supreme Court’s 1998 decision that the state’s constitution protects the right to privacy “including a woman’s implied right to have or not to have an abortion.” The decision was based on the 1973 and 1992 decisions of the National Supreme Court, which protected a woman’s right to decide on a pregnancy, and which was quashed on June 24.
In court papers filed Sunday in court, the state attorney general says the Mississippi constitution does not recognize the right to abortion and that the state has historically prohibited the practice.
“Text, history and precedent all demonstrate that the Mississippi Constitution does not protect abortion rights and that the laws here are valid,” wrote the local attorney general.