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When it Comes to Legislation in Mississippi, the Lieutenant Governor Calls the Shots

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves. (Clarion Ledger)

Filling the entire legislature with politicians who support reproductive rights may be a a huge task, but there is one position to focus on first. The lieutenant governor.

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Dispatches from Jackson: Teens Having Sex is a Fact, Not Fiction, In Mississippi

(Robin Marty)

Unintended pregnancies, especially teen pregnancies, are a large contributor to the many other challenges that plague the families in Mississippi, such as high rates of maternal and child mortality, a broader health crisis, and skyrocketing poverty levels.

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The Road to Roe: Paved with Bodies of Women of Color and the Legal Activism of African Americans

(Favianna Rodriguez, www.favianna.com)

Every year when the anniversary of Roe v. Wade rolls around, I am troubled by the loud silences in our triumphant tales of struggle. As a history doctoral student who researches African Americans and abortion, the story I tell is quite different.

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Jackson Women’s Health Center Remains Calm on the Fortieth Anniversary of Roe

(Politico)

The afternoon may have literally turned into a circus, but the morning was mostly calm and full of supporters at the only public clinic in Mississippi.

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Dispatches from Jackson: How to Talk About Abortion In a Religious, Southern Setting

Anti protester Roy McMillan, who is known to chase women outside clinic, thus has a restraining order. (Robin Marty)

Ever since I arrived, I’ve been trying to find the magic key to beginning a conversation around abortion. Can a professor of religion help me find it?

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Anti-Choice Plan for 2013 Clarified on Roe Anniversary: End All Rape Exceptions

Rebecca Kiessling. (The Clarion Call)

Pregnant from your rapist? Too bad. Have that baby anyway.

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Protests at Jackson Women’s Health Clinic Short and Loud, but Mostly Harmless

(Robin Marty)

Despite attempts to provoke a confrontation, clinic defenders refused to rise to the bait.

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On the Anniversary of Roe, Silence Surrounds a Woman’s Fundamental Rights in Jackson, Mississippi

Protesters outside the Jackson Women's Health Org stand up for women's abortion rights. (Robin Marty)

When only one side feels comfortable discussing abortion, the issue will inevitably seem settled.

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In Jackson, Mississippi, Southern Hospitality and Food for Thought on Access to Abortion

State capitol in Jackson, MS. (Britannica Kids)

On my first day in Mississippi, I was schooled in reproductive rights by an unlikely source.

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Mississippi Gives Us a Clue to Life If Roe Is Overturned

(Salon)

Sure, you can still get an abortion… if you are lucky.

 

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