The sole abortion clinic in Mississippi is about to become an official health provider for insurance companies, including Medicaid, meaning the clinic can soon provide covered contraception to its patients.
U.S. Sen Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in a statement connected the attack on the facility to the political attacks this year on Planned Parenthood by anti-choice activists and lawmakers.
The Roberts Court will consider stepping into the fight over Mississippi’s admitting privileges requirement for abortion providers in a case that could make it harder for pro-choice advocates to combat restrictions based in junk science.
Abolish Human Abortion has made it its business to disrupt—and many would say terrorize—Fondren, the Jackson neighborhood that has been home to the state’s last abortion clinic for nearly 20 years.
The Roberts Court could decide in May to take up a Mississippi law designed to close the state’s only abortion clinic.
Anti-choice activists staged a protest Sunday that included large graphic images outside of Jackson, Mississippi, churches during Palm Sunday services.
If Mississippi gets its way, the right to an abortion will be meaningless in the face of unrestricted state power to regulate reproduction.
Operation Save America protesters gathered outside the headquarters of the Jackson, Mississippi, police department Monday. Inside, fellow anti-choice activists were facing criminal charges associated with protest activities.
The complaint cites incidents dating back to 1996 in which the Jackson police detained, threatened arrest, and arrested Pro-Life Mississippi members while protesting what is today the state’s only remaining abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Attorneys for the State of Mississippi hope the conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will rule that the state can move forward with closing the clinic for failing to meet its admitting privileges requirement.