A federal district court judge extended an injunction he gave Mississippi's lone abortion clinic from several month's ago which gave them more time to attempt to meet Mississippi's requirements to have a physician with admitting privileges.
Jordan's ruling comes three days before the state Department of Health was scheduled to hold a license revocation hearing for the clinic over its acknowledged inability to get the admitting privileges. Now the administrative hearing won't be held, said health department spokeswoman Liz Sharlot.
Jordan's ruling says the state cannot close the clinic while it still has a federal lawsuit pending to challenge the 2012 law. A trial date has not been set.