The Final Days of Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic

The Jackson Women’s Health Organization was at the center of the case that overturned Roe v. Wade. Already, supporters are planning new ways to help women in one of the poorest spots in the nation get access to abortions.

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In 6-to-3 Ruling, Supreme Court Ends Nearly 50 Years of Abortion Rights

The decision will lead to all but total bans on the procedure in about half of the states.

#abortion, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #jackson-womens-health-organization, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

Representative Steven Palazzo is forced into a runoff in Mississippi.

Mr. Palazzo, a Republican who has represented the state’s Fourth Congressional District since 2011, is being investigated by the House Ethics Committee.

#house-of-representatives, #mississippi, #palazzo-steven, #primaries-and-caucuses

If Roe Falls, Is Same-Sex Marriage Next?

The leaked draft opinion that would eliminate the constitutional right to abortion sent mixed signals about what other precedents might be at risk.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

On Abortion, Beware the Feminism of Justice Alito

Women apparently have advanced so far, they no longer need guaranteed access to abortion.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #constitutional-amendments, #discrimination, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #rikelman-julie, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

The ‘Frighteningly Autocratic’ Implications of Overturning Roe v. Wade

The abortion rights advocate Nancy Northup discusses Justice Alito’s leaked draft opinion and an America without guaranteed abortion rights.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #center-for-reproductive-rights, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision

Leaked Supreme Court Draft Would Overturn Roe v. Wade

A majority of the court privately voted to strike down the landmark abortion rights decision, according to the document, obtained by Politico.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #mississippi, #politico-the, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Justice Dept. Inquiry Finds ‘Systemic Failures’ at Mississippi Prison

A report singled out solitary confinement and enforced segregation as particularly harmful practices that contributed to the poor mental and physical health of prisoners.

#capital-punishment, #clarke-kristen-1974, #justice-department, #mississippi, #mississippi-state-penitentiary, #parchman-miss, #prisons-and-prisoners, #reeves-tate-1974, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

In Several States, Teachers Get Their Biggest Raise in Decades

Budget surpluses have enabled states to pass bills giving teachers a bigger paycheck, but not everyone is certain that will help improve schooling.

#alabama, #bonuses, #education-k-12, #florida, #georgia, #idaho, #mississippi, #new-mexico, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wages-and-salaries

Severe Storms Are Again Expected Across the Midwest and the South

Meteorologists said thunderstorms could produce damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the Midwest and the Mississippi Valley, a day after tornadoes injured nearly two dozen people in Texas.

#floods, #little-rock-ark, #louisville-ky, #mississippi, #national-weather-service, #tennessee, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82

She was an artist who was studying anthropology when she became an activist in the civil rights movement and a rare woman to document Black life in photos.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #derby-doris-1939-2022, #mississippi, #photography

This Is What Happens When Globalization Breaks Down

The story of one shipping container from a factory in China to a warehouse in the United States traces the arc of a global supply chain consumed by trouble.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mississippi, #mississippi-state-university, #ports, #shenzhen-china, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #supply-chain, #toys

Dangerous Storms Threaten the Deep South After Tornadoes Rip Through Texas

Some schools and state offices in Louisiana were closed ahead of the forecast.

#edwards-john-bel-1966, #floods, #louisiana, #mississippi, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #severe-weather, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

Texas and the Southeast Brace for Tornadoes and Heavy Rain

Severe weather, bringing several inches of rain and damaging winds, was expected to begin Monday afternoon in Texas and then move over Louisiana and Mississippi on Tuesday, forecasters said.

#alabama, #floods, #louisiana, #mississippi, #national-weather-service, #oklahoma, #rain, #tennessee, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

An Educator Read ‘I Need a New Butt!’ to Children. Then He Was Fired.

Toby Price, an assistant principal at an elementary school in Mississippi, read the book to a class of second graders over Zoom. “I am a firm believer that reluctant readers need the silly, funny books to hook them in,” he said.

#books-and-literature, #education-k-12, #hinds-county-miss, #mississippi, #pen-american-center

Rodent Infestation at Family Dollar Warehouse Leads to Hundreds of Closures

F.D.A. inspectors said that a fumigation of the West Memphis, Ark., distribution center last month revealed more than 1,100 dead rodents. A far-reaching recall has been issued for stores in six states.

#alabama, #arkansas, #family-dollar-stores-inc, #food-and-drug-administration, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #louisiana, #mississippi, #missouri, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rodents, #salmonella-bacteria, #shopping-and-retail, #tennessee, #united-states, #west-memphis-ark

‘Somebody’s Got to Save Us While We’re Saving Everybody Else’

Burned out and exasperated, many nurses are quitting the profession, leaving the U.S. health system with a critical shortage.

#audio-negative-sad, #audio-neutral-informative, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #mississippi, #shortages

Oscar-Nominated Film ‘The Queen of Basketball’: Lusia Harris and Her Legacy

Ms. Harris knew that basketball wouldn’t bring her the rewards it offered her male counterparts, but she loved the game. And she loved being great at it.

#academy-awards-oscars, #basketball, #basketball-college, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #harris-lusia-1955-2022, #mississippi, #national-basketball-assn, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #the-queen-of-basketball-movie, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation

A Shrinking Band of Southern Nurses, Neck-Deep in Another Covid Wave

The exodus of medical workers during the pandemic has been especially brutal for the small, nonprofit safety-net hospitals where millions of Americans seek care.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #mississippi, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages, #wages-and-salaries, #your-feed-healthcare

Do We Have the Supreme Court We Deserve?

It has become a willing participant in a war for the soul of the country.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #arizona, #barrett-amy-coney, #breyer-stephen-g, #conservatism-us-politics, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #kennedy-anthony-m, #maine, #mississippi, #oconnor-sandra-day, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #senate, #souter-david-h, #stevens-john-paul, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #voting-rights-act-1965

Trump Weaponized the Supreme Court

The three justices appointed by Trump are doing exactly what they were sent to the court to do.

#abortion, #admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #american-federation-of-state-county-and-municipal-employees, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #colleges-and-universities, #constitution-us, #firearms, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-religion, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #gun-control, #harvard-university, #jackson-womens-health-organization, #kagan-elena, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #maine, #mcconnell-mitch, #mississippi, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #new-york-state-rifle-and-pistol-assn, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #rehnquist-william-h, #religion-state-relations, #roberts-john-g-jr, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #senate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Storm Could Bring Destructive Winds to Central U.S.

A tornado watch was issued for parts of six states as wind gusts of more than 70 miles per hour bore down on parts of the Upper Midwest on Wednesday.

#colorado, #colorado-springs-colo, #des-moines-iowa, #great-lakes, #iowa, #minnesota, #mississippi, #national-weather-service, #nebraska, #polk-county-iowa, #south-dakota, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind, #wisconsin

How to Help Victims of the Tornadoes

Here’s how to pitch in as local and national volunteers and aid groups mobilize to help hard-hit areas.

#american-red-cross, #americares, #arkansas, #care, #content-type-service, #feeding-america, #gofundme, #humanitarian-aid, #illinois, #international-medical-corps, #kentucky, #kentucky-state-police, #mississippi, #missouri, #philanthropy, #salvation-army, #tennessee, #tornadoes, #united-way-of-america, #volunteers-and-community-service

Tornadoes Tear Through South and Midwest, With at Least 70 Dead in Kentucky

Power was out across the region on Saturday, and severe storms were expected to continue.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #arkansas, #buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #edwardsville-ill, #illinois, #kentucky, #mayfield-ky, #mayfield-consumer-products, #mississippi, #missouri, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues, #tennessee, #tornadoes

Mississippi Killer Confessed to Another Murder Before His Execution

David Neal Cox admitted to the 2007 killing of his sister-in-law, Felecia Cox, a cold case in which he had long been the prime suspect, prosecutors said.

#capital-punishment, #cox-david-neal, #domestic-violence, #missing-persons, #mississippi, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes

Justice Department Closes Emmett Till Investigation Without Charges

The department said it could not corroborate a book’s claim that a central witness had recanted her statements about Emmett, a Black teenager killed by two white men in 1955.

#black-people, #donham-carolyn-bryant, #hate-crimes, #justice-department, #mississippi, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #statutes-of-limitations, #till-emmett-louis

The Ghosts of Mississippi

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is another Mississippi case poised to roll back constitutional rights.

#abortion, #black-people, #discrimination, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #race-and-ethnicity, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

Deion Sanders Is Leading Jackson State to a Football Title Game

In his first full season as the football coach, Deion Sanders has guided the Tigers to the conference championship game and energized a community. He says he’s just getting started.

#football-college, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #jackson-miss, #jackson-state-university, #mississippi, #sanders-deion

The Supreme Court’s End Game on Abortion

The only question is, how will they explain it? 

#abortion, #child-abandonment, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

Amy Coney Barrett Doesn’t Understand the Trauma of Adoption

What Amy Coney Barrett doesn’t realize is that adoption is often infinitely more difficult, expensive, dangerous and potentially traumatic than terminating a pregnancy in its early stages. 

#abortion, #adoptions, #barrett-amy-coney, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #supreme-court-us

Abortion: The Voice of the Ambivalent Majority

Our democracy may not be strong enough for post-Roe politics.

#abortion, #jackson-womens-health-organization, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #women-and-girls

How the Politics of Abortion Are Poised to Intensify

The anti-abortion and abortion rights movements are already beginning to mobilize for a new, deeply unsettled post-Roe political reality.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

The Supreme Court Considers the Future of Roe v. Wade and Abortion in America

How far will the court’s conservative majority go in deciding the future of abortion in America?

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

The Abortion I Didn’t Have

I never thought about ending my pregnancy. Instead, at 19, I erased the future I had imagined for myself.

#abortion, #adoptions, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #children-and-childhood, #mississippi, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-education, #supreme-court-us, #yale-university

In Abortion Case, John Roberts Searches for Middle Ground

The chief justice, known for his incremental approach to contentious issues, explored on Wednesday whether the court could uphold Mississippi’s law without totally throwing out Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

Supreme Court Seems Poised to Uphold Mississippi’s Abortion Law

It was less clear whether the court’s conservative majority would overrule Roe v. Wade, the decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

The End of Roe Is Coming, and It Is Coming Soon

I thought we had more time before the 1973 decision was overturned. I now believe I was wrong.

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

The Supreme Court Wrestles With Abortion

Charles Blow, Ross Douthat, Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Michelle Goldberg agree on one thing after oral arguments: It’s not looking good for Roe.   

#abortion, #black-people, #breyer-stephen-g, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #kagan-elena, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

The Mississippi Abortion Law That Challenges Roe v. Wade

A case coming before the Supreme Court is seen as potentially pivotal in establishing how aggressively the justices might move to place new constraints on abortion rights.

#abortion, #center-for-reproductive-rights, #jackson-womens-health-organization, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

Mississippi Asks: If Women Can Have It All, Is Roe Necessary?

One argument in the case before the Supreme Court is that the need for abortion rights has passed, because decades of progress have made it easier for women to balance work and family.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-care, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

I Was Raped by My Father. An Abortion Saved My Life.

Anti-abortion laws in Mississippi and Texas contain no exceptions for rape or incest. Here is what that means for survivors.

#abortion, #incest, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #women-and-girls

Fetal Viability, Long an Abortion Dividing Line, Faces a Supreme Court Test

On Wednesday, the justices will hear the most important abortion case in decades, one that could undermine or overturn Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #jackson-womens-health-organization, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

Abortion Rights Are a Religious Freedom for Progressive Jews

Jewish tradition prioritizes the life of the mother over the fetus. Are our voices being heard?

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #jews-and-judaism, #mississippi, #supreme-court-us

On Abortion and Covid-19, a Court Goes Rogue

The Supreme Court has empowered a lower court that is out of control.

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #duncan-kyle-1972, #engelhardt-kurt-damian, #jones-edith-hollan, #louisiana, #mississippi, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #pitman-robert-lee, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #roberts-john-g-jr, #sotomayor-sonia, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Black Farmworkers Say They Lost Jobs to Foreigners Who Were Paid More

Longtime field laborers in the Mississippi Delta said in a lawsuit that they were asked to train white guest workers from South Africa before losing their jobs to them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #black-people, #discrimination, #foreign-workers, #indianola-miss, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #mississippi, #mississippi-center-for-justice, #race-and-ethnicity, #south-africa

Roe Is as Good as Gone. It’s Time for a New Strategy.

Abortion-right supporters need to stop banging our heads against the Supreme Court’s marble walls.

#abortion, #mississippi, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #texas

Brett Favre Repays $600,000 in Mississippi Welfare Fraud Case

The Mississippi state auditor said that Mr. Favre, the Hall of Fame quarterback, could still be sued if he does not pay an additional $228,000 in interest that he owes.

#dibiase-brett, #favre-brett, #football, #frauds-and-swindling, #mississippi, #philanthropy, #suits-and-litigation-civil

How Will Blue America Live With Covid?

It can be the safety-above-all caricature that deep-red America has made of it, or it can leave the age of emergency behind.

#bedford-trevor, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #epidemics, #masks, #mississippi, #new-england-states-us, #new-haven-conn, #vaccination-and-immunization

Mississippi Threatens to Sue Brett Favre Over $828,000

The former Green Bay Packers quarterback was among more than 10 people who received letters from the state auditor demanding repayment of tens of millions of dollars connected to an extensive welfare fraud scheme.

#dibiase-brett, #favre-brett, #football, #frauds-and-swindling, #mississippi, #philanthropy

The Most Important Supreme Court Term in Decades

The justices will soon take on some of the most divisive topics in the U.S. amid concern about how politicized the institution has become.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #gun-control, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us