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Dr. Carl Reddix on 'Political Realities'new

Last summer, former Gov. Haley Barbour nominated Dr. Carl Reddix to serve on the state Board of Health. Reddix served on the board until April, when he learned the lieutenant governor had not referred his confirmation to the Senate Health Committee because of his ties to the Jackson Women's Health Organization, Mississippi's only abortion clinic.
Jackson Free Press  |  Elizabeth Waibel  |  06-04-2012  |  The War on Women

Battling for Breasts (and Lives)new

This weekend, people will swarm the streets to Race for the Cure on behalf of Komen Central Indiana. Others will hit their yoga mats ...
NUVO  |  Rebecca Townsend  |  04-22-2012  |  Health

Lawmakers Laser in on Financesnew

Legislatively speaking, it was a bad week for Mississippi's new Republican majority.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  04-06-2012  |  Politics

Wedge Issues Bring Heated Debatesnew

Mississippi Democrats turned up the heat in debates over abortion, immigration and voter rights last week.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  03-18-2012  |  Policy Issues

A Woman's Powernew

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, conservatives are shoving women's backs to the wall. Again.
Jackson Free Press  |  Ronni Mott  |  03-07-2012  |  Commentary

Personhood: Symbol or Substance?new

Despite a loss in November's election, anti-abortion "personhood" efforts are gaining steam in Mississippi and elsewhere around the country.
Jackson Free Press  |  Elizabeth Waibel  |  02-24-2012  |  Health

Stink on Pinknew

The Komen debacle washes up good and bad on local shores, and shows cracks in the Dallas charity.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Betty Brink and Gayle Reaves  |  02-09-2012  |  The War on Women

Jim Holman's Quest to Amend California's Abortion Lawnew

What are the San Diego Reader editor’s repeat ballot measures really about?
San Diego CityBeat  |  Kelly Davis  |  01-03-2012  |  Media

How Mississippians Defeated Personhoodnew

Grassroots activists used social media and homegrown outspokenness to stop an extreme anti-abortion measure on the ballot.
Jackson Free Press  |  Valerie Wells  |  11-28-2011  |  Elections

Grassroots Mamas: ‘We Did It!’new

Just before 10 p.m. last night, Lori Gregory Garrott ran out of her Fondren home, stood on the front lawn and looked around before shouting, "We just won!" She yelled again, louder: "We just won!" The co-founder of Parents Against 26 had to tell the night sky a third time that Mississippi grassroots mamas defeated the Personhood Initiative.
Jackson Free Press  |  Valerie Wells  |  11-09-2011  |  Elections

Personhood Supporters Shocked, Undeterrednew

Supporters of Initiative 26 were unprepared for defeat Tuesday evening, as a group of about a hundred gathered after the polls closed for a "watch and pray" event. Children played in a nearby fountain while teens and adults watched election results flash on the bottom of an oversized TV projection.
Jackson Free Press  |  Elizabeth Waibel  |  11-09-2011  |  Elections

Texas Right-to-Life Groups are Pushing Policies That May Lead to More Abortionsnew

In their lust to defund Planned Parenthood, Texas right-to-life groups and conservative lawmakers are pushing policies that -- in an ironic twist -- could lead to more abortions.
The Texas Observer  |  Alexa Garcia-Ditta  |  04-19-2011  |  The War on Women

Why Are Steven Brigham's Dangerous Abortion Clinics Still Open?new

Steven Brigham has overseen abortion procedures in Pennsylvania for decades, and he's run afoul of the law throughout his career. Abortion providers and women's health advocates say they've alerted the state repeatedly to concerns over Brigham's clinics.

So why are his clinics are still open?
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Holly Otterbein  |  04-05-2011  |  The War on Women

The Elephant in the Womb: Planned Parenthood Attackednew

Ideological strike on women’s health care to further cripple Texas' budget.
San Antonio Current  |  Michael Barajas  |  02-24-2011  |  The War on Women

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