Tag Archives: Roe V. Wade

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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Mississippi and abortion the subject of one national political columnist

November 26, 2012

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In this column, Robert Shrum says sensible Republicans seeking to renew the viability of a conservative party that seems out of touch after a stinging defeat at the polls are being denounced as ‘heretics.’ Shrum says the party might never find its way back. Later in the piece, Shrum says … One of Limbaugh’s targets, […]

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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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‘26’ backers see amendment as ‘kill shot’ to abortion in U.S.

October 6, 2011

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Legal scholars who have studied the proposed “personhood” amendment to the Mississippi Constitution can agree on this: They have a much better idea of what the sweeping amendment could do than what it will do. They also agree that if passed Nov. 8, lawyers representing opponents of the anti-abortion measure will be in federal court […]

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‘Personhood’ campaign wants birth control out of the debate

October 6, 2011

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Yes on 26 campaign director Brad Prewitt is quickly irritated at the mention of “birth control” and the possibility a Nov. 8 victory for his coalition’s “personhood” amendment would restrict doctors from prescribing contraceptives. His organization, he says, wants to outlaw abortion and the “morning after” pill in the state — not birth control or […]

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