Sumary of Mississippi to file arguments in landmark abortion case:
- The state’s only abortion clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, remains open and offers abortions up to 16 weeks of pregnancy.
- Clinic director Shannon Brewer has said about 10% of its abortions there are done after the 15th week.
- The Mississippi clinic has presented evidence that viability is impossible at 15 weeks, and an appeals court said that the state “conceded that it had identified no medical evidence that a fetus would be viable at 15 weeks.
- Doctors found in violation of the ban would face mandatory suspension or revocation of their medical license.