Judge blocks abortion clinic closure - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; KNOE.com |

Judge blocks abortion clinic closure

Posted: Updated:

JACKSON, Miss. (KNOE 8 News) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked Mississippi from revoking the license of the state's only abortion clinic. 

U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III on Monday extended an injunction he issued several months ago, which blocks the state from closing the clinic as it tries to fulfill a 2012 state law.

Jordan's ruling comes three days before the state Department of Health was scheduled to hold a license revocation hearing for the clinic over its self-acknowledged inability to get the admitting privileges.

Jordan's ruling says the state cannot close the clinic while it still has a federal lawsuit pending to challenge the 2012 law.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KNOE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.