Abortion Clinic Building at the Center of Roe v. Wade Case Is Sold

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It’s been almost a month since Roe v. Wade was overturned and now there’s a new development for the Mississippi abortion clinic at the center of the Supreme Court case.

It’s the state’s only abortion clinic. The so-called “Pink House” was challenging a 2018 state law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks. Now the building is closed and under contract to be sold.

In a case that could very well go to the High Court, a West Virginia judge blocked enforcement of the state’s 150-year-old abortion ban on Monday. The ban makes abortion punishable by up to a decade in prison.

The judge granted the state’s only abortion provider a preliminary injunction after finding multiple conflicts and blocking the law’s enforcement with a special concern.

“Especially those who are impregnated as a result of rape or incest are already suffering irreparable harm in the absence of an injunction,” said Judge Tera Salango of the Kanawha County Circuit Court. “Defendants will suffer no injury from this injunction that it has not suffered from the prior half-century of non-enforcement.”

But Catholics are fighting back against pro-abortion laws and policies. The Catholic Medical Association is now condemning a letter sent by Health and Human Services that forces providers to perform abortions under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).

The Co-Chair of the Association’s Ethics Committee said:

“Catholic health care agencies and providers have managed these same health crises of mother and baby consistent with EMTALA law and best practices over the decades, while respecting the health and dignity of both.”

The owner of the Pink House says she doesn’t think the building will be used as a medical facility.  However, she plans to open a new clinic in New Mexico by the middle of next week.