At least 5,000 more babies will be born in Mississippi each year than in the past now that abortion is almost completely outlawed and the Magnolia State is not prepared to handle it, officials say. Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Daniel Edney shared that estimate with members of the Mississippi Senate.
“First, not one person on our team is fixated on being first. Getting it right is our goal,” Kimberly Griffin writes. “We aren’t sitting around decrying other journalists covering the story. That’s not helpful. It’s harmful because Mississippians deserve as much good information they can get because, Lord knows, power brokers are hiding it from us.”