Painted crosses and mass-printed “Women Do Regret Abortion” signs belonging to anti-choice extremists clutter the sidewalk of North State Street in the Fondren region of Jackson, Mississippi, where Jackson Women’s Health Organization (JWHO) operates as the state’s sole abortion clinic.
By duVergne Gaines I just returned from the front lines in Mississippi, where students on campuses across the state united and mobilized to defeat the so-called “personhood” amendment. In the beginning, many political pundits made it sound as though Initiative 26 was a fait accompli. From the day I landed in Jackson to stay [...]
When I was asked to come to Mississippi about three weeks ago to organize students against Initiative 26 or the “personhood” Amendment I honestly did not know if we even had a chance of winning. The amendment could have made abortion illegal and banned most forms of birth control including the pill. With Mississippi being [...]
…And all through Mississippi, the Campus Team and their amazing Students Voting No on 26 organizers were working their butts off to get out the vote. Many people, inside Mississippi and throughout the country, have been talking about MS i26 this past week or so. That’s primarily because it’s so extreme and dangerous for women [...]