Owner: Mississippi abortion clinic sold and won’t open again

She said she did not think the building would be used as a medical facility.

“I didn’t ask because I didn’t care,” Derzis said on Monday. “Magnificent building.”

The building is located in the Jackson Fondren area, home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues.

pink house stop offering medical and surgical abortions July 6, the day before Mississippi passed a law banning most abortions. Mississippi was one of several states where the trigger law was subject to overturning by the Supreme Court Rowe vs. Wadethe landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

A 2007 Mississippi law states that abortion is only permitted if the pregnant woman’s life is in danger or if the pregnancy resulted from rape that has been reported to law enforcement. This is no exception for pregnancies caused by incest.

The Pink House is still involved in a legal battle in Mississippi. On July 5, a state court judge denied a motion to block the trigger law from going into effect. The clinic appealed her decision to the State Supreme Court.

Lawyers for the clinic cited a 1998 Mississippi Supreme Court ruling that said the state constitution provides for a right to privacy that “includes the implied right to choose whether or not to have an abortion.”

The state attorney general’s office argued that the 1998 decision was based on U.S. Supreme Court decisions in 1973 and 1992 that established or protected abortion rights, but were overturned on June 24. But Rob McDuff, a Mississippi Justice Center lawyer representing the clinic, argued that state judges never said their decision was based on the federal Constitution.

The state Supreme Court set a July 25 deadline for state attorneys to respond to the clinic’s appeal.