Mississippi, Model for a Post-Roe v Wade America?

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President Bush may get enough Supreme Court appointments to jeopardize Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that legalized abortion in 1973. A recent CBS/New York Times poll says 43% of Americans think most forms of abortion will be illegal by the end of his second term, but the State of Mississippi has already managed what seemed impossible--preventing most abortions while Roe v. Wade still stands. We look at Mississippi's legal and social strategies, and the state's record of child poverty, teen pregnancy and infant mortality, with abortion scholars, pro-life and pro-choice advocates, and a consultant to that state's only health clinic still providing legal abortions.
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Boston FBI on terror tip

Governor of Massachusetts on homeland security alert

Roe v Wade (1973)

Sharon Lerner's "Post-Roe Postcard"

CBS/NY Times Poll

Mississippi's Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Planned Parenthood on abortion

Sex and Family Education (SAFE)

President Bush's inaugural address

Vice President Cheney on Iran



Warren Olney