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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


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


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Mississipi to Bring Back “Heartbeat Ban” this Legislative Session and Personhood in 2014

Governor Phil Bryant. (Urban Christian News)

If Mississippi’s only clinic does manage to stay open it may not matter, since abortion might be banned all together anyway.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

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.

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Blogger Says Women Should be Forced to Cross State Lines for Abortions Because Decision “Should Be a Tough One”

Photo: Natches Trace.

Is only one abortion clinic in the state really the same as “down the street?”

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Mississippi Right to Life President Not-So-Subtly Compares Women to Dogs

Photo: Nevada Missouri.

Is this a step up or a step down from calling them livestock?

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Five of Seven Mississippi Hospitals that Denied Admitting Privileges to JWHO Doctors Now Under Investigation for Misuse of ERs

The Jackson Women's Health Organization (Trip Burns/Jackson Free Press)

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.

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Why Do Young Women Have Sex?

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?

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Mississippi’s Lone Abortion Clinic Faces Closure

Rachel Maddow reports on the actions of Republican leaders in Mississippi to shut down the state’s only abortion clinic.

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Anti-Choice Harassment and Access to Abortion In Mississippi: An Interview with Dr. Willie Parker

Outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization building. Photo: Jackson Free Press.

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.

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