July 19, 2022
If the clinic is not in a position to reopen in Mississippi, it no longer has a basis to pursue this case in the courts.Rob McDuff, a Mississippi Center for Justice attorney who represented the Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The facility was at the center of the case that led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and has now closed.
- Why It Matters: Mississippi's lone abortion provider, Jackson Women's Health Organization, officially dropped the lawsuit that challenged the state's decision to ban most abortions. The clinic was at the center of the Dobbs v. Jackson case that also led to the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
- The clinic closed following the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the owner will soon open a new clinic in New Mexico. The building, known as "the Pink House," was sold earlier this week.
- Mississippi is one of 13 states that had a "trigger law" in place prior to the overturning of Roe v. Wade — meaning that in most cases, the majority of abortions were banned immediately following the decision.
- For a more in-depth look: Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states (Associated Press)
Mississippi clinic drops challenge of near-ban on abortion (Associated Press)
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