The State That Brought Down Roe
Mississippi voted down fetal personhood in 2011. In 2022, it became the state that flipped Roe v. Wade.
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How did Mississippi go from resoundingly voting down a “fetal personhood” amendment in 2011 to being the state that brought down Roe v. Wade? Outsiders have long viewed the state as a potential fulcrum to overturn abortion laws in America, to the point where three different legislators introduced three identical bills to ban abortion 15 weeks after fertilization in 2018.
Guest: Ashton Pittman, senior reporter for the Mississippi Free Press.
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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Elena Schwartz, Carmel Delshad, Madeline Ducharme, Anna Rubanova and Jared Downing.