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MBJ-TV talks with anti-abortion activist Terri Herring

March 29, 2013

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AP has a story out on Gov. Bryant’s new appointee to the state board of health. AP- Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants senators to confirm his nomination of anti-abortion activist Terri Herring to the state Board of Health, but a top lawmaker said it’s unclear whether Herring will receive enough support… Herring, 54, of […]

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Roe v. Wade at 40 — Interactive Map: America’s Abortion Clinics

January 22, 2013

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The Daily Beast looks at access to abortion services in America, identifying and confirming the location—though not the address—of the country’s remaining 724 clinics, and calculating the distance to the closest clinic in every part of the country. By Michael Keller and Allison Yarrow. In the four decades since Roe v. Wade, states have enacted […]

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What should Gov. Bryant talk about in State of State address?

January 21, 2013

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As he begins his second year in office, Gov. Phil Bryant will talk directly to lawmakers at the State Capitol and to the Mississippi people via broadcast in his annual State of the State address tomorrow evening. We’ve polled our readers and asked them which of four topics they most wanted to hear the governor […]

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Anti-abortion activist says he is a peacemaker

July 19, 2012

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Jackson anti-abortion activist Roy McMillan is disputing a claim he has used racial slurs and cursing in his crusade against Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic. The Mississippi Business Journal in this blog and in a July 16 issue reported on some of McMillan’s activities outside the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, including one claim from a […]

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Roe v. Wade v. Fondren

July 11, 2012

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Rooster’s owner Nathan Glenn says he runs a family restaurant and is aggravated that his customers have to stare at pictures of dead babies every time they bite into a hamburger. “Their signs are pointed directly at us,” Glenn said, referring to the frequent protesters that picket across the street at Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Judge continues to block Mississippi abortion law

July 11, 2012

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JACKSON — A federal judge on Wednesday decided to continue to block a state law that threatened to shut down Mississippi’s only abortion clinic and make it nearly impossible for a woman to get the procedure in the state. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III temporarily blocked the law July 1 and extended that […]

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Jackson Women’s Health: “The governor doesn’t have a uterus”

April 17, 2012

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Betty Thompson, spokesperson for the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, has sounded off on Gov. Bryant’s recent signing of a bill that would further regulate abortion in the state. “The governor doesn’t have a uterus,” Thompson told the MBJ on Tuesday. “I like the governor fine but he’s not a woman. They want to push […]

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Personhood continues to show disconnect from reality

November 23, 2011

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The supporters of the personhood initiative that failed during the last General Election are pointing to a new post-vote poll that they say shows clearly why personhood was defeated. But, maybe their interpretation of the poll is more telling about why the anti-abortion effort lost and just how disconnected at least of its supporters seem […]

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