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Abortion debate epicenter: Mississippi clinic stays open

Allen Siders, an anti-abortion activist, preaches outside of the Jackson Women's Health...
Allen Siders, an anti-abortion activist, preaches outside of the Jackson Women's Health Organization, a state-licensed abortion clinic in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. A small group of anti-abortion activists stood outside the clinic in an effort to dissuade patients from entering. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that directly challenges the constitutional right to an abortion established nearly 50 years ago. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)(Rogelio V. Solis | AP)
Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 7:29 AM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As the U.S. Supreme Court hears a Mississippi case that could topple abortion rights nationwide, the state’s only abortion clinic is operating as usual.

The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions at 15 weeks.

Stakes are high because Mississippi’s Republican attorney general is asking justices to use the case to overturn Roe v. Wade, the court’s 1973 ruling declaring a nationwide right to abortion.

The Mississippi abortion clinic is seeing more out-of-state patients since Texas enacted a law banning most abortions by six weeks.

Protesters outside the clinic Tuesday prayed and begged women not to end their pregnancies.

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