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With One Day Left, Mississippi Abortion Clinic Asks Judge For Reprieve

Mississippi’s only abortion clinic could be forced to cease operations in two days unless a judge agrees to block a near-total abortion ban from taking effect. In Hinds County Chancery Court this morning, an attorney for the Jackson Women’s Health Organization argued that the Mississippi State Constitution protects the right to abortion and asked Judge Debbra K. Halford to block the ban’s enforcement.

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Mississippi Leaders Supported 2011 Initiative Targeting Abortion, Contraception, IVF

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn said on May 9, 2022, that “the Mississippi House of Representatives would not move legislation banning contraceptives forward,” describing concerns over the possibility in the event of the overturn of Roe v. Wade as left-wing “scaremongering.” But in 2011, Gunn endorsed the Personhood Amendment, a ballot initiative 58% of voters rejected that would have banned all abortions in addition to endangering several forms of contraception, such as IUDs and Plan B.

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MFP Voices

We Just Amped Up Our Fight to Attend Party Caucuses at the Capitol. Here’s Why.

Attorney Rob McDuff of the Mississippi Center for Justice is now representing the Mississippi Free Press and Nick Judin in an ethics complaint against the House Speaker Philip Gunn and the Republican House Caucus for refusing to allow Judin and other members of the public to attend its meetings. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann believes Republican Senate Caucus gatherings fall under the Mississippi Open Meetings Act.

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