Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
Is only one abortion clinic in the state really the same as “down the street?”
Is this a step up or a step down from calling them livestock?
The chain of hospitals that was afraid to offer admitting privileges to doctors who performed abortions are being investigated for their own potentially corrupt emergency room practices.
Once again, the right gets all wound up about Sandra Fluke. The last abortion clinic in Mississippi is threatened again. Also, a filmmaker asks why do young women have sex?
Rachel Maddow reports on the actions of Republican leaders in Mississippi to shut down the state’s only abortion clinic.
Jackson Women’s Health Organization’s Dr. Willie Parker discusses clinic intimidation and the effect it has on women and providers at the state’s sole clinic.
In January, a regulation that could end legal abortion in Mississippi could go into effect. The entire situation is a classic example of the NIMBYism and hypocrisy of anti-choicers, who are more interested in appearances than realities around abortion.
More posters, more harassment at the only public abortion clinic in Mississippi as Jackson Women’s Health Organization runs out of options.
Lawyers are back in federal court challenging Mississippi’s law that requires all abortion providers also have hospital privileges after hospitals refuse to grant those privileges.