JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Jackson City Council passed an ordinance requiring pro-life protesters to keep their distance from Jackson Women’s Health Organization, aka “The Pink House.” The ordinance went into effect on October 31.
The clinic, located in the Fondren District, is the only abortion clinic in all of Mississippi.
Protesters outside the Pink House appeared to be in violation of the ordinance. The ordinance requires protestors to stand 15 feet away from the clinic, and 8 feet away from any patient walking in or out of the facility.
Kim Gibson, a volunteer escort for the clinic explained that they have reached out to the city for additional help, but so far have not received any.
We have reached out to the Jackson Police Department and are waiting on a response.