On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how Mississippi Republicans have nearly forced the only abortion clinic in the state to shut down.

Lawmakers in the state forced the abortion clinic to comply with regulations that were "impossible to comply with," according to Maddow. The abortion clinic will be forced to shut down in January unless a judge blocks the law from taking effect.

"So this thing designed by Mississippi Republicans to be impossible turned out to be impossible," she said. "They wanted to create a new regulation that the state's one last abortion clinic could not follow, because they wanted to shut it down."

The liberal MSNBC host noted that Republicans had publicly admitted the law was intended to make Mississippi an abortion-free state.

"January 11th is when American women in one American state will lose access to what is supposedly their constitutionally protected right, because Republicans in that state decided that for them," Maddow concluded.

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