Mississippi's only abortion provider will remain open. This after a federal court ruled to block the state's law to require hospital admitting privileges the provider couldn't fulfill. The Jackson Women's Health Organization sued the state before the law was to take effect in 2012, setting off back and forth legal action. Shannon Brewer, Director of the organization, tells MPB's Alexis Ware they are in support of the court's decision to block the law.
Tanya Britton is a Board Member at Pro-Life Mississippi. She tells our Alexis Ware her organization is against the court's ruling but won't give up the fight.
Governor Phil Bryant supported the law. A statement from the Governor's Office says quote, "Governor Bryant remains committed to making Mississippi the safest place in America for an unborn child."
Mississippians enrolled in the Affordable Care Act could find themselves paying more for health care coverage under the Republicans' proposed plan to replace the program. The American Health Care Act, which some are calling Trump Care, is a moving target as people struggle to keep up with continual changes. As MPB's Desare Frazier reports, the measure is still being hammered out in Washington.
Segment 3: Story Corps
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This is Mississippi Edition on MPB Think Radio. I'm Karen Brown. Spring is in the air. For some allergy sufferers, this means pollen and other allergens are beginning to wreak havoc on their sinuses. Dr. Gailen Marshall from the University of Mississippi Medical Center joins us with ways to get ahead of allergic reactions to spring irritants.