Mississippi’s only abortion clinic will remain open after a ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The appeals court upheld a lower court injunction blocking the part of a 2012 Mississippi law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The courts found the law would in effect close the state’s last abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Michele Colon is a security manager at the Jackson clinic. She talks with MPB's Ezra Wall.
Rep. Sam Mims chairs the House Public Health Committee and wrote the bill that eventually became the law in question. He tells our Ezra Wall he disagrees with the 5th Circuit panel.
Lesbian, Gay, bisexual and transgender Mississippians say they still face harassment and discrimination at work and church. That's according to the largest ever survey of gay Mississippians performed by the Human Rights Campaign. Brad Clark with HRC says one fourth of gay Mississippians say they have been harassed or discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. Clark talks with MPB's Jeffrey Hess.
The Reverend Rob Hill has been named by the HRC as the State Director for Mississippi. He talks with our Jeffrey Hess about changing the hearts and minds of Mississippians through the faith community.
Rotary International has been on a campaign to eradicate polio across the globe. While they missed their 2005 goal, Rotary President Gary Huang says the end of polio is now in sight. The Taiwanese businessman spoke with MPB's Ezra Wall during a recent visit to Mississippi.Since the 1980s
By the way - Rotary International President Gary Huang was visiting Mississippi to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Jackson Rotary Chapter.