Bush Administration Announces Limited Medicaid Coverage for Mifepristone
As most abortion rights activists anticipated, the Bush administration officially announced that the government will apply the same restrictions on Medicaid funding for mifepristone as it has for surgical abortions. The Department of Health and Human Services, led by anti-choice Secretary Tommy Thompson, sent a letter to state Medicaid directors last week announcing that the government would provide funds for low income women to take the early abortion pill only in cases of rape, incest, or life endangerment. The letter also informed states that they can apply any state restrictions on surgical abortion to mifepristone.
Media Resources: Washington Post - March 31, 2001 and Feminist Majority Foundation
7/30/2014 Fifth Circuit Court Rules In Favor Of Mississippi's Last Clinic - Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic will remain open after a the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction against HB 1390, the Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals.
Had the court not upheld the lower federal's court's injunction, HB 1390 would have shuttered Jackson Women's Health Organization (JWHO), the state's only comprehensive reproductive health center. . . .