April 19, 2012
Jackson, MS – The State of Mississippi advanced the health of women and the lives of the unborn this week, when Governor Phil Bryant signed into law regulations requiring clinic abortionists to be an obstetrician-gynecologist with admitting privileges at a local hospital.
“Governor Bryant and the Mississippi Legislature are champions for the cause of women’s health and the sanctity of life,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “The lives of women will be saved because they stood courageously against Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion activists who operate under the pretext of women’s health but stand against this and other provisions that would advance women’s health.”
“No one leaves an abortion clinic uninjured – not the mother and certainly not the unborn child,” said Mat Staver. “This commonsense law would require that if those injuries require immediate hospital care, the mother can be treated immediately by her doctor in a nearby hospital.”
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