Advocates asked a federal court to block the measure before it takes effect next month.
The tragic shooting death of an unarmed Missouri teenager by a police officer is a wake-up call for advocates that police brutality is a reproductive justice issue.
Attorneys for the State of Mississippi have asked the full panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to consider whether closing the only abortion clinic in the state unduly burdens abortion rights.
The stories of women who participated in focus groups led by SisterSong, included in a new report, convey the gross under-education and discriminatory treatment of Black women living in the South, in particular, where sexual and reproductive health education is nonexistent and stigma is rampant.
Operation Save America protesters gathered outside the headquarters of the Jackson, Mississippi, police department Monday. Inside, fellow anti-choice activists were facing criminal charges associated with protest activities.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a Mississippi admitting privileges law would create an undue burden on abortion rights if it forced the state’s only clinic to close. But the decision isn’t all good news for reproductive rights supporters.
Though the multibillion-dollar, nearly 600-store chain took its legal claim against the federal government all the way to the Supreme Court when it didn’t want to honor the health insurance requirements of the Affordable Care Act, the company forbids its employees from seeking justice in the court of law.
The legal landscape after the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is taking shape, and it’s a mess.
The complaint cites incidents dating back to 1996 in which the Jackson police detained, threatened arrest, and arrested Pro-Life Mississippi members while protesting what is today the state’s only remaining abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
While witnesses on both sides of the issue claimed to be in favor of protecting women’s health, anti-choice witnesses relied heavily on debunked science and distorted interpretations of the bill to make many of their claims.