Mississippi Health Center Doors Stay Open
Planned Parenthood Calls for Vigilance to Support Women’s Health
Jackson, MS – Today a federal judge continued a temporary injunction against a new law intended to shut down Mississippi’s only abortion provider until he can issue his next ruling, but the fight to preserve access to Mississippi’s only abortion provider continues.
Statement from Kay Scott, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast
“Today’s decision means a woman in Mississippi will continue to be able to make her own personal health care decisions in consultation with her family, her faith, and her physician – at least for the time being.
“Women’s health is of paramount importance to Planned Parenthood. While this case continues, there are health care challenges in Mississippi that Planned Parenthood is working to address every day. Mississippi has some of the worst health outcomes for women, including some of the highest rates of unintended pregnancies, maternal and infant mortality, and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
“We hope elected officials will focus on improving the health and well-being of all Mississippians.”
July 11, 2012