March 2022

In June, the Supreme Court is expected to rule in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case that could overturn Roe v. Wade or degrade it to the point that it might as well be overturned. We discuss the case and the state of abortion in Mississippi with former board member and current Medical Director of Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Sacheen Carr-Ellis, MD.

Cover Image: Shannon Brewer, the Clinic Director at Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in Jackson, Mississippi, with abortion rights supporters organized by the Center for Reproductive Rights, rally as the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on December 1, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Joy Asico/AP Images for the Center for Reproductive Rights)
The ban presents me with an impossible choice: to face potential civil penalties and loss of my Mississippi medical license for continuing to safely provide abortion care or to stop providing my patients the care they seek and deserve. Sacheen Carr-Ellis, MD
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Photo at right: Dark netting covers the fencing outside the Jackson Women’s Health Organization clinic, the only facility in Mississippi that performs abortions and the respondent in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo)

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