This weekend, over 100 women’s reproductive rights supporters protested outside of Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Mississippi, the only abortion clinic due to the fact that it may be close to closing down soon from efforts of Republican legislation. The rally was planned by grassroots organizations Wake Up Mississippi, the Hell No Campaign, JWHO clinic defenders and Mississippi Now, along with StopPatriarchy.org and Abortion Rights Freedom Riders.
The Jackson clinic remains open through a court order, and the clinic will challenge legislation requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges to local hospitals in a trial set for March 2014. Activists from all over Mississippi, from Texas and from Kentucky have come out in support of this cause.
Here’s Rachel Maddow with a little back story on this clinic.