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Mexican indigenous woman who was separated from baby allowed to pursue lawsuit against Mississippi welfare agency

In the past few weeks, stories coming from Oaxaca Mexico have reminded us just how limited and threatened the reproductive rights of indigenous Mexican women are. Local Oaxacans have been using social media to document the repeated cases of indigenous women denied care at local maternal clinics and being forced to give birth in waiting rooms, clinic steps, or lawns.

At the same time, we are reminded of how oppressions can cross borders. Earlier this month, news arrived that Cirila Balthazar Cruz, the indigenous woman in Mississippi who was separated from her baby daughter will be allowed to proceed with her lawsuit against the state’s welfare agency.

In the past few weeks, stories coming from Oaxaca Mexico have reminded us just how limited and threatened the reproductive rights of indigenous Mexican women are. Local Oaxacans have been using social media to document the repeated ...

Judge blocks closing of Mississippi’s last abortion clinic

Here’s some good repro rights news to start your day.

As we’ve covered before, a new Mississippi law has been threatening to shut down the last remaining abortion clinic in the state. The law, which calls for the clinic’s out-of-state doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, was a fairly blatant attempt to make Mississippi “abortion-free.”

A judge previously temporarily blocked the law from going into effect twice while the Jackson Women’s Health Clinic tried–unsuccessfully to nobody’s great surprise–to secure the privileges. Now the court has blocked the law while it is challenged in court.

As RH Reality Check notes, the judge’s ruling sends a promising message. The lawyers defending the law tried ...

Here’s some good repro rights news to start your day.

As we’ve covered before, a new Mississippi law has been threatening to shut down the last remaining abortion clinic in the state. The law, which calls ...

This week in abortion news

Bad News: Alabama passed a bill which pretends to be about protecting women but is actually aimed at shutting down abortion clinics on Tuesday. The governor has said he will sign the bill, ironically called the “Women’s Health and Safety Act,”  which requires that doctors preforming abortions be granted admitting privileges at local hospitals. Some of the doctors who perform abortions in Alabama are from out of state and thus aren’t affiliated with hospitals. The Alabama bill also requires that clinics meet standards of ambulatory surgery centers. Clinics would have to spend millions of dollars on unnecessary construction, equipment and supplies. These bills, which are less egregious and overtly anti-choice than the heartbeat bills passed in South Dakota ...

Bad News: Alabama passed a bill which pretends to be about protecting women but is actually aimed at shutting down abortion clinics on Tuesday. The governor has said he will sign the bill, ironically called the ...

Mississippi is one step closer to being the first “abortion-free” state

An anti-choice protestor outside the Jackson Women’s Health clinic. Photo by Matt Eich from Kate Sheppard’s essay at Mother Jones. Check out more photos here.

The last abortion clinic in Mississippi is officially out of compliance with a new law that could ultimately shut it down.

As we’ve written before, the state passed new regulations last year designed to “end abortion in Mississippi” by forcing the Jackson Women’s Health Organization to close its doors. To bring the clinic into compliance, its doctors must get admitting privileges at a local hospital—and all of them have refused to grant them. Last week, the grace period was up and the health department inspected the clinic, which is ...

An anti-choice protestor outside the Jackson Women’s Health clinic. Photo by Matt Eich from Kate Sheppard’s essay at Mother Jones. Check out more photos here.

The last abortion clinic in Mississippi is officially out ...

Another temporary win for Mississippi’s only abortion clinic

Yesterday the judge who holds the power to shut down Mississippi’s only abortion clinic said he’d extend the temporary block on the new TRAP law, while he continues to decide whether to grant a preliminary injunction.

As Vanessa noted when the law was first blocked earlier this month, the judge is more than a little disturbed that many state officials–including the governor and lieutenant governor–have unabashedly and gleefully declared that their intention with this law is to “end abortion in Mississippi.” The state’s attorneys argued that those comments aren’t relevant and instead urged the judge “to look only at the bill’s language for its intent, and not at public officials’ language about its motive.”

While I think it’s totally ...

Yesterday the judge who holds the power to shut down Mississippi’s only abortion clinic said he’d extend the temporary block on the new TRAP law, while he continues to decide whether to grant a preliminary injunction.

As ...

Mississippi judge blocks law that would shut down only abortion clinic in the state

As you may have heard recently, legislators in Mississippi were successful in passing a TRAP law designed to put the only abortion clinic in the state out of business, making it the first state in the union to have no access to legal and safe abortion care. The good news is that yesterday, the day it was to go into effect, a federal judge temporarily blocked the law from being enforced. 

Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed the suit, arguing that the legislation was created for the sole purpose of  shutting down the state’s only abortion clinic and was completely medically unnecessary. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson ordered a temporary ...

As you may have heard recently, legislators in Mississippi were successful in passing a TRAP law designed to put the only abortion clinic in the state out of business, making it the first state in ...

Anti-choice Mississippi lawmaker: Sure, women may turn to coathanger abortions “but hey…”

You almost gotta respect how anti-choicers in Mississippi are totally upfront about their goals. I wrote recently at Mother Jones about the new law that’s basically custom-designed to shut down the state’s only abortion clinic.

And now here’s State Rep. Bubba Carpenter bragging about how they’ve found a way to “literally” stop legal abortion in Mississippi without messing with Roe v. Wade. And what do you think about the “poor, pitiful women” who are forced to turn to coathanger abortions, Bubba? “But hey, you have to have moral values.”

Via RH Reality Check. Transcript and more context at the Maddow Blog.

You almost gotta respect how anti-choicers in Mississippi are totally upfront about their goals. I wrote recently at Mother Jones about the new law that’s basically custom-designed to shut down the state’s only abortion clinic.

And ...

Maddow interviews the Mississippi OB-GYN fired for being pro-choice

Last night,  Maddow covered the story of Dr. Carl Reddix, the doctor who’s been fired from the state board of health in Mississippi because he’s pro-choice.

Reddix is an African American Harvard and Johns Hopkins-trained doctor from Mississippi. As Maddow points out, Mississippi should be thrilled to have him on their state board of health. Given the state’s enormous public health problems, most notably infant mortality, Reddix is “a godsend.”

Reddix is also associated with an abortion clinic, Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic. As Maddow explains, if a woman is undergoing an abortion and something goes wrong, she will be rushed to hospital and put under the direct care of Reddix. So he can save her life. And for this association, the ...

Last night,  Maddow covered the story of Dr. Carl Reddix, the doctor who’s been fired from the state board of health in Mississippi because he’s pro-choice.

Reddix is an African American Harvard and Johns Hopkins-trained doctor from Mississippi. ...

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