On Wednesday, a miracle happened: a pregnant woman walked into Mississippi’s only abortion clinic and left with her baby girl delivered and unharmed.
Jackson Women’s Health Organization is Mississippi’s only abortion clinic in the state. The “services” they provide, according to their website, include “pregnancy testing, contraception counseling, and abortion services.”
A pregnant Mississippi woman, who remains unnamed for privacy reasons, came into the facility and unexpectedly went into labor while she was waiting for an ultrasound to see how far along she was in her pregnancy, says the clinic’s director, Shannon Brewer.
Since the woman was already pregnant, the only logical reason she was at the abortion clinic was presumably because she was considering abortion. Inquiring about contraception and pregnancy testing, which are the only two other services offered, when pregnant, is nonsensical.
Brewer confirmed that a doctor delivered the woman’s baby girl at the clinic. The two were then transported to a nearby hospital and are both said to be in good health.
According to the Clarion Ledger, Brewer claims Jackson Women’s Health Organization “does not perform abortions after 16 weeks as an internal policy.”
In March, Republican Governor Phil Bryan signed an abortion ban after 15 weeks. The clinic sued in response and U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves issued a temporary restraining order until October 24 or later.