Mississippi is one of several US states with a trigger law that went into effect after the Supreme Court’s June ruling.An abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi that was at the centre of the United States Supreme Court decision that overturned the landmark Roe v Wade decision has ended its lawsuit that sought to block the state from enforcing a law that bans most abortions.
Jackson Women’s Health Organization dropped its litigation on Tuesday, a day after clinic owner Diane Derzis said that she sold the facility and had no intention to reopen it, even if a state court allowed her to do so.
“If the clinic is not in a position to reopen in Mississippi, it no longer has a basis to pursue this case in the courts,” Rob McDuff, a Mississippi Center for Justice lawyer who was among those representing the clinic, said in a statement.
Derzis said the clinic’s furniture and equipment have been moved to a new abortion clinic she will open soon in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
NEW: Due to the selling of The Pink House — Mississippi’s last remaining abortion clinic — we have dismissed our lawsuit to the state Supreme Court calling for abortion to resume in the state. Our full release here: https://t.co/8Dkjsa65Nx
— Mississippi Center for Justice (@justice4ms) July 19, 2022
The development comes amid growing polarisation over access to abortion in the US, after the Supre …