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September 21, 2012

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"Alabama Abortion Clinic Struggles; Mississippi's Forges On," Lauren Barbato, Ms. Magazine  blog: Barbato discusses the situations facing two abortion clinics owned by Diane Derzis, who is "known as the 'Abortion Queen' by both her opponents and her supporters in the Deep South." Derzis operates Mississippi's only abortion clinic -- Jackson Women's Health -- which almost closed "due to an overreaching new TRAP [targeted regulation of abortion providers] law" but remains open by court order. However, another one of her clinics, "New Women All Women, one of only five abortion clinics in Alabama, has not been so lucky," Barbato writes, noting that an attempt to reopen it failed last Thursday after the state Department of Public Health denied a new operator's appeal (Barbato, Ms. Magazine blogs, 9/19).