JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court is taking no action before the fall on a dispute over a Mississippi law that could close the state’s only abortion clinic.
The justices’ silence Tuesday on an appeal by the state means a lower court order blocking Mississippi from enforcing the law will remain in effect for the foreseeable future.
The clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, remains open, as it has throughout the court fight over a law Gov. Phil Bryant signed in 2012.
The law requires clinic physicians to obtain privileges to admit patients to a local hospital.
Clinic owner Diane Derzis says no hospital has granted privileges to the out-of-state doctors who work at the facility.
The justices meet again September to consider adding cases for the court’s term that begins in October.
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