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Mississippi Clinic Denied Hospital Admitting Privileges Mandated by TRAP Law

Protesters outside the clinic. Photo: Rogelio V. Solis/The Associated Press via The Times Picune.

Almost every hospital has responded, and all are saying “no.”

 

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Sex Education in Mississippi: Why It Is Time to Celebrate Progress

Under a new law requiring Mississippi schools to choose either an abstinence-plus or an abstinence-only policy, 71 schools chose the broader policy. This is progress, even for Mississippi.

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Mississippi TRAP Law Has Not Gone Into Effect But Already Affecting Clinic

Protesters outside Mississippi's last abortion clinic. AP Photo.

The state legislature may not have been able to shut down Jackson Women’s Health Organization with its new law yet, but it has already had an effect on their financial well being.

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Dr. “Spastic Tubes,” Todd Akin & the Argument that Rape Victims Don’t Exist

Rachel Maddow discusses the resurfacing argument that rape victims cannot get pregnant– one that is easily and frequently disproved– as being a reasoning device for politicians who wish to completely outlaw abortion without feeling immoral.

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The Lesson of Delhi Charter School: It’s Time to Truly Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens

This week all eyes turned to the Delhi Charter School, which rescinded a policy that grossly discriminated against female students. This situation underscores how ineffective we are at supporting pregnant and parenting teens.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Blacks, Latinos Support Contraception; Mississippi Chooses Failed Sex Ed Programs

New poll finds African Americans and Latinos support broad access to contraception and sex education; Mississippi school districts overwhelmingly choose failed sex ed.

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The Last Clinic In Mississippi

A lawyer from the Center for Reproductive Rights fills us in on what’s going on with the last clinic in Mississippi. A new HIV prevention drug has limited uses and pregnancy testing in bars is a really bad idea.

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Telling Abortion Stories and Joking About Rape

Steph Herold will be on to talk about her new project chronicling women’s abortion stories. Mississippi’s battle over the last abortion clinic ends on a strange note, for now, and the nation actually has a somewhat productive conversation about rape jokes.

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Judge Partially Blocks Mississippi TRAP Law: Doctors Will Not Be Penalized

Rogelio V. Solis/The Associated Press.

Judge Jordan will allow the new standards for doctors who perform more than 10 abortions a month to go into effect, but will block the doctors from being punished for not meeting them at this time.

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The Fate of Jackson Women’s Health Organization: What Judge Jordan May Be Thinking

The law meant to shut down the state’s only public abortion clinic is on hold, and the status of the clinic may be unclear for months or longer.

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