Mississippi hasn’t had much red meat to offer anti-choice activists this year when it comes to legislative victories, so the Republican governor is taking his wins where he can.
We have come a long way toward declaring certain inalienable human rights, but too often issues that disproportionately affect women are left out.
An excerpt from Crow After Roe, the new book by RH Reality Check Senior Political Reporter Robin Marty and Senior Legal Analyst Jessica Mason Pieklo.
Mississippi politicians aren’t sitting still while they wait for the state’s only abortion clinic to close. Instead, they’re preemptively restricting abortion and even birth control access.
Reproductive rights advocates scored a couple of victories last week while the Supreme Court considers the impact of allowing patents on human genetic material.
A federal court finds that the state of Mississippi can’t enforce the provision of its TRAP law that mandates all doctors performing abortions have hospital admitting privileges.
Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.
Anti-choice activist Terri Herring will not be added to the state board of health, but not because she’s completely unqualified.
The same administration once dismissed a fully-qualified doctor for having ties to an abortion clinic. Now it wants an anti-choice activist with no medical background to serve.
Make no mistake, efforts to ban abortion have nothing to do with fetal life but are simply a symbolic gesture to enshrine fundamentalist piety about sex and gender roles into law, and punish those who don’t obey.