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On July 1st a law went into effect requiring abortionists who work in Mississippi to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Privileges can be denied for any reason, and so far no Jackson hospital has granted them to any of the clinic’s doctors. Supporters claim that the law is a simple health-and-safety measure, but occasionally the masks slip. After the law passed, Bubba Carpenter, a state representative, boasted: “We stopped abortion in the state of Mississippi.” Phil Bryant, the governor, said as he signed the law: “If it closes that clinic, so be it.”
What does "admitting privilege" mean here? I think it is a privilege for people who seek abortion to be admitted to the hospital. However, the writer seems to suggest that such privilege causes the closing of the abortion clinics. I am confused. Does anyone know the meaning?