In my Diary earlier today I posed the question:Will the last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi be open after today?.
The answer is a resounding YES! Federal Judge Daniel Jordan in Jackson extended his earlier order:
For now, anyway, the Jackson Mississippi clinic has been given a reprieve. But. these types of State actions are happening all over the country, most notably in Texas and Tennessee. All of these actions threaten the existence of clinics. The public needs to wake the fuck up to this all out assault on women's rights. Enough! States are wasting legislative time with these laws, and they are spending millions defending these clearly unconstitutional measures. Where are the jobs?
I'm sure there will be appeals and this is far from over.
Let's add perspective in the comments, and updates as they happen. Rant on.
UPDATE from CNN:
Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) -- A federal judge in Mississippi on Wednesday ordered an extension of his temporary order to allow the state's only abortion clinic to stay open.
The order will be in place until U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan can review newly drafted rules on how the Mississippi Department of Health will administer a new abortion law.
He then plans to rule on whether the temporary order will become permanent, or the clinic must shut its doors.