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    admitting privilege

    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?

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    JY

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    Re: admitting privilege

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiayun View Post
    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?

    Thanks!

    JY
    Doctors at abortion clinics in Mississippi are required to have admitting privileges at a hospital, this means that they must have the right to send their patients to the hospital for treatment if there are any problems arising from the abortion procedure. They have been refused this right, and so must not perform abortions.

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    Re: admitting privilege

    'Admitting privileges' is defined here.

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