Yesterday Rachel Maddow alerted us to today’s decision. And we got what she (and many of us) hoped for. Via email alert:
Judge continues to block Miss. abortion law, which threatened to close state’s only clinic
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday continued to block a law that threatened to shut down Mississippi’s only abortion clinic and make it nearly impossible for a woman in one of the poorest states in the U.S. to get the procedure.
U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III temporarily blocked the state law July 1 and extended that order Wednesday. He did not say how long it would last.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states can’t place undue burdens or substantial obstacles for women seeking abortion. [...] If the clinic closes, the closest clinics to Jackson are about 200 miles (320 kilometers) away, in Louisiana, Tennessee and Alabama.
GOP’s so-called “small government” doesn’t mind intruding into the privacy of a woman and her doctor one little bit. That’s called Hypocrisy with a capital H.