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August 4, 2013

State of Ala trying again to close abortion clinic

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BIRMINGHAM —

In Mississippi, a federal judge has set an Aug. 15 conference in a lawsuit in which Derzis' clinic there is fighting to remain open. The suit challenges a 2012 state law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

A similar law was passed by Alabama legislators this year but is on hold after being challenged in federal court, and a nearly identical law has prompted protests in Texas.

Derzis said her Virginia facility, A Capital Women's Clinic in Richmond, also is facing legal challenges from that state.

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