Roe v Wade: Mississippi judge refuses to block abortion ban

A judge in Mississippi has rejected a request from the state’s only abortion clinic to temporarily block a ban on almost all abortions.

This implies that – providing there are no further legal developments – the ban will take effect on Thursday, 7th July, with the clinic closing the day before.

Recall that the US Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v Wade ruling last month, and hence the ban can come into force.