Mississippi's only clinic that performs abortions is facing possible closure. A new state law requires doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals by July 1. But doctors at the Jackson Women's Health Organization have not yet been accepted. The clinic is now suing to stop the law, arguing it amounts to an unconstitutional ban on abortions.
Analysts are already pouring over the political consequences of Thursday's Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act. But many Americans are wondering what the ruling will mean for patients and business owners. Host Michel Martin discusses the practical implications with reporter Mary Agnes Carey from Kaiser Health News.
Journalists raced to get copies of the Supreme Court decision on the federal health law out of the courthouse as fast as humanly possible. Photographers were there to document their colleagues' athletic prowess.
Thursday's ruling on the controversial health care law showed that perhaps it's best not to pay too much attention to how smoothly oral arguments go, or to the legal prognosticators who try to predict the outcomes.
After the Supreme Court announced its health care decision Thursday, the stock market rewarded some companies and punished others. But by the end of the day, stock traders seemed to shrug off the ruling.
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