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    in 2012 Mississippi passed a law that Jackson Women's Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, had to have physicians on staff with hospital admitting privileges.

    It was difficult (if not impossible) for out of state OB-GYNs to get admitting privileges at Mississippi hospitals.  And some of the hospitals banded together to refuse admitting privileges to anyone they knew was going to be affiliated with the clinic.

    Reddix already had admitting privileges at two local hospitals, so he offered to fulfill this role for Jackson Women's Health Organization.

    So technically he is on the staff of JWHO, even though he is not paid for this role and does not do abortions at the clinic.  He was basically added to the official staff just to fulfill the stupid new law, and for the (very rare) occasions a woman developed complications requiring admission to a hospital.

    Now they are using his "affiliation" with JWHO to paint him with an abortionist brush and remove him from the Board of Health.  He was serving while awaiting confirmation and they removed him from the confirmation list which made him lose his seat.

    The forced birther nuts are just punishing Reddix for helping JWHO get around the 2012 rule.

    I don't know if race is an issue, but this is Mississippi we are talking about.   Still, they probably would punish any doctor who helps the clinic stay open.

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    by TrueBlueMajority on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 07:22:21 AM PDT

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