The Last Clinic

Just astounding that we’ve allowed these extremists to chip away to the point where women have the legal right to an abortion, we just can’t find a place to have one:

The Last Clinic focuses on the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only remaining abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi. It’s one of four such “last clinics” in the country, with the others in North Dakota, South Dakota and Alabama. They’re all hanging on by a thread — in the absence of a Roe v. Wade reversal, certain Republican legislators are settling for making it logistically impossible for most women in their states to get abortion services through various regulations.

“I knew [Mississippi] had the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country. It has very high STD rates and other kinds of issues, so I wanted to figure out why. And I also wanted to figure out why, in a state with all of those problems, were they trying to close down the only remaining abortion clinic,” says Crow.

That question lead her to Jackson, where she spent months interviewing clinic employees, patients, and pro-life activists as a way of understanding the complexities of a debate that’s been raging through the country for years.

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