Mississippi to be abortion-free state after law requires abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges

Bill: HB1390 (PDF)

Sponsored by Rep. Sam Mims and signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant, HB1390 mandates that all physicians performing in abortion clinics must have admitting privileges at a local hospital. In particular, HB1390 states, “Abortions shall only be performed by physicians licensed to practice in the State of Mississippi. All physicians associated with the abortion facility must have admitting privileges at a local hospital and staff privileges to replace local hospital on-staff physicians. All physicians associated with an abortion facility must be board certified or eligible in obstetrics and gynecology, and a staff member trained in CPR shall always be present at the abortion facility when it is open.”

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