In this April 15, 2013 photograph, abortion opponents gather outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic for a morning prayer service, in Jackson, Miss. The 2012 Mississippi

 

              In this April 15, 2013 photograph, abortion opponents gather outside the Jackson Women
In this April 15, 2013 photograph, abortion opponents gather outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic for a morning prayer service, in Jackson, Miss. The 2012 Mississippi law requires each doctor who performs abortions at the clinic to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Diane Derzis, the clinic’s owner, says all hospitals have refused. Last summer, the clinic filed its federal lawsuit seeking to permanently block the admitting privileges law. A federal judge allowed the law to take effect in July but prohibited the state from punishing the clinic as it sought to comply. In April, the judge blocked the state from holding a license revocation hearing while the lawsuit is pending. A trial is at least two months away, or the judge could decide the case without testimony, based on written arguments that are still being submitted. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)