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In this June 27, 2012 photograph, anti-abortion advocates stand outside Mississippi's only abortion clinic, singing and praying for their patients, and "counseling" them to reject abortion. Mississippi could soon become the only state without an abortion clinic because of a new law taking effect July 1. Critics say the law would force women to drive hours across the state line to obtain a constitutionally protected procedure, or could even force some to carry unwanted pregnancies to term.The clinic's owner, Jackson Women's Health Organization, sued Wednesday, in a federal lawsuit to stop a law that it says will effectively ban abortion in the state and endanger women's health by limiting access to the procedure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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