U.S. Judge Blocks Abortion Law

A federal judge put a temporary restraining order on a Mississippi law that would have shut down the state’s only abortion clinic, hours after the law took effect. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan set July 11th as the date to determine whether to block the law for a longer time. The law had required everyone who performs an abortion to be an OB-GYN with privileges to admit patients to a local hospital. The state’s lone abortion clinic, Jackson’s Women Health Organization, filed a lawsuit seeking to block the law, saying the privilege requirement is not medically necessary and the law was only written that way to shut down the clinic.