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Mississippi Appeals Ruling Against Restrictive Abortion Law

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

By Emily Le Coz Aug 14 (Reuters) - Mississippi filed an appeal on Thursday to a federal court decision deeming unconstitutional its 20...

Laura Bassett

Court Ruling Keeps Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Open | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled in favor of Mississippi's last standing abortion clinic, ruling that politicians cannot pass abortio...

Gov Appoints Anti-Abortion Activist

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) is going to great lengths to ensure his state has a pro-life voice. Bryant nominated Terri Herring, a steadfast p...

Laura Bassett

Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Fights To Stay Open | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

The lone abortion clinic in Mississippi may have to close its doors in early January if a federal judge allows a state law to go into effect that woul...

State Anti-Abortion Efforts Gain Momentum

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

* Abortion opponents say laws promote safety, better care * Mississippi could be first state without abortion facility *...

State Could Become Only Without A Single Abortion Clinic

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

* Some lawmakers say hope law will end abortions in state * State has low abortion rate, high teen pregnancy rate By Emi...

GOP Lawmaker Lauds Potential Return Of 'Coat Hanger' Abortions

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Republican Mississippi state Rep. Bubba Carpenter recently gave a callous assessment of a state anti-abortion law that critics have cautioned could cl...

GOP Governor: Democrats' 'One Mission In Life Is To Abort Children'

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R), in defending his decision to sign a bill that could shut down Mississippi's only abortion clinic, told conservat...

Laura Bassett

Mississippi Bill May Force State's Only Abortion Clinic To Close | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

By Robbie Ward STARKVILLE, Miss., April 4 (Reuters) - The Mississippi state Senate passed a bill on Wednesday to impose new regulation...

HuffPost's Laura Bassett Talks 'Personhood'

Huff TV | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Laura Bassett appeared on Current TV's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on Tuesday to discuss Mississippi's Personhood amendment...

Can a State Outlaw Abortion?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Mississippi's "Initiative 26," the "Personhood Amendment" that goes before the voters of the Magnolia State today, appears doomed under the Constitution -- unless the membership of the Supreme Court changes significantly by the time such a measure reached the Justices.

Christian Views On Social Issues: Abortion

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Today, Mississippi voters will vote on "the Personhood Amendment," which would grant the status of legal person to a fertilized egg. The measure would effectively outlaw abortion in all circumstances.

Laura Bassett

Mississipi 'Personhood' Law Leaves Legal Questions Beyond The Ballot | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

If Mississippians vote to pass an unprecedented initiative on Tuesday that would declare a fertilized egg a legal person under the state Constitution,...

Laura Bassett

As Mississippi Debates Extreme 'Personhood' Amendment, Advocates Ask Where Are The Dems? | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippians are set to vote on a ballot measure this November that would redefine the word "person" in the state constitution to incl...

Laura Bassett

Will Mississippi Voters Ban Birth Control? | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Mississippi voters will be allowed to decide on a ballot measure that defines "personhood" from the moment of fertilization, the Mississippi Supreme C...