Posts tagged "mississippi"

Mississippi Bans Sex-Ed Condom Demos, But This Teacher Found A Clever Way Around That

Mississippi, one of the states that prefers abstinence education to comprehensive sex-ed, still believes that the best way to get teenagers to not get pregnant is to simply tell them

Robyn Pennacchia | January 23, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Meet Mississippi’s Christian Abortion Provider

Meet Dr. Willie Parker, a Christian and one of the two providers who travels to Mississippi’s only abortion clinic to terminate unwanted pregnancies. He is, without a doubt, an…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Mississippi Lesbian Tries To Open Gay Bar, Gets Blocked By City Council

Pat Newton, a lesbian who is trying to open a gay bar in Shannon, Mississippi, said there is a discriminatory “conspiracy” in town to prevent her from getting the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 2, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Mississippi Museum Stops Being Douchebags, Allows Lesbian Couple To Hold Commitment Ceremony

A public Mississippi museum that refused to allow two lesbians to hold a commitment ceremony on its grounds has relented. The Mississippi Agriculture and Forest Museum in Jackson had…

Jessica Wakeman | August 9, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Mississippi Museum To Lesbian Couple: You’re Not Welcome Here

A publicly-funded museum in Mississippi refuses to allow a lesbian couple to hold a commitment ceremony on their grounds. The Masonic Hall at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum told…

Jessica Wakeman | July 16, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Judge Keeps Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic Open For Now

A federal judge has blocked parts of a law that would effectively force Missisippi’s one remaining abortion clinic to shut down. However, the judge allowed certain restrictions of the MS…

Jessica Wakeman | July 16, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Judge Blocks Law That Would Have Closed Mississippi’s One Remaining Abortion Clinic

Women in in Mississippi can breathe easy, at least temporarily: at the eleventh hour on Sunday night, a federal judge blocked a law that would have effectively closed the state’s…

Jessica Wakeman | July 2, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Will Mississippi Become The First State Without An Abortion Clinic?

On July 1, Mississippi’s only surviving abortion clinic may shut down after a new law goes into effect requiring doctors at the clinic to have admitting privileges at local…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Mississippi Learns The Hard Way That Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Enables Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

When it comes to teen pregnancy, Mississippi has the highest rate in the nation. The state has 55 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 — a whopping 60…

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Coat Hanger Abortions? No Biggie!

Here’s a lovely comment on the value of a woman’s life from Republican Mississippi State Represenative Bubba Carpenter. In a video filmed a county GOP meeting, Rep. Carpenter is…

Jessica Wakeman | May 16, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Mississippi’s “Fetal Personhood” Amendment Fails

That’s a relief.

Mississippi voters failed to pass an anti-abortion “fetal personhood” amendment, which would have defined the beginning of life at conception and therefore criminalized all abortions

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2011 - 11:00 am

Mississippi To Vote On Fetal Personhood Amendment Which Would Outlaw Birth Control And IVF

Tomorrow, Election Day, voters in Mississippi will vote on a fetal personhood amendment to define a fetus as a person in the state constitution, thereby criminalizing all abortion. Initiative 26…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2011 - 3:40 pm

“The Help” Trailer Is Out!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of my favorite books of 2010 — and millions of other readers agree. This summer, “The Help” hits the big screen, starring…

Jessica Wakeman | April 19, 2011 - 11:40 am

Today’s Lady News: Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal, Say 46 Percent In Mississippi Poll

Interracial marriage should be illegal according to nearly half of Republicans polled in Mississippi. That’s the finding of a small poll of 400 people by Public Policy Polling (PDF). Forty-six…

Jessica Wakeman | April 8, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Mississippi Will Vote On Abortion Ban In 2011

Mississippi voters will mull a proposed ban on abortions in their 2011 election, since abortion opponents collected enough signatures to put the proposal on the ballot. [AP]

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2010 - 8:30 pm