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Hood to Appeal Fetal 'Heartbeat' Law Ruling, Citing 'Duty'

On Friday, State Attorney General Jim Hood will appeal U.S. District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves ruling that struck down Mississippi's recently passed fetal "heartbeat" law to a higher court, ...

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Death Rates Rise for Mississippi Children and Teens

Mortality rates for Mississippi's teens and children have risen in the past nine years, a report that the Annie E. Casey Foundation published on Monday found.

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Defending 6-Week Ban, Mississippi Says Anti-Abortion Laws Have Not Reduced Access

Reproductive rights lawyers cite Gov. Phil Bryant's statements promising to end abortion in Mississippi in their recent court filing as they ask a federal judge to permanently block a law ...

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Louisiana Voters Asked to Support Anti-Abortion Provision

Louisiana voters will decide whether to rewrite the state constitution to ensure it doesn't offer protections for abortion rights, but not until the November 2020 presidential election.

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Supreme Court Signals More Openness to State Abortion Rules

The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday it is more open to state restrictions on abortion, upholding an Indiana law supported by abortion opponents that regulates the disposal of fetal remains.

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Southern ‘Defiance’: The Fight for Roe Rages in Mississippi

Earlier this month, Sen. Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, who sponsored an anti-abortion bill in Mississippi this year, told the Jackson Free Press that those laws are indeed intended to trigger a ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Mississippi Male Leaders Again Pretend to Value ‘Life’

Some things are universal, or should be. That includes never forcing a woman to have a child, lose her contraception or forbid a safe way to help her have a ...

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Planned Parenthood: Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic May Shut

Missouri's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, Planned Parenthood officials said Tuesday.

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Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Abortion Law on Fetal Remains

The Supreme Court is upholding an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains.

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Judge Reeves Blocks Mississippi's 6-Week Abortion Ban: 'Here We Go Again'

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Mississippians Rally for Abortion Rights to #StopTheBans

Around 200 Mississippi residents gathered outside the Mississippi State Capitol Building on May 21, 2019, ...