The Mississippi clinic at the center of the fight to end abortion in America

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Date of Publication: August 24

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: Washington, DC

Publisher: The Washington Post

Author(s): Emily Wax-Thibodeaux , Ariana Eunjung Cha

The state’s last abortion clinic, known as the ‘Pink House,’ is at the heart of a Supreme Court case that could severely restrict abortion access for millions of largely poor women.

JACKSON, Miss. — The battle plays out in dueling soundtracks.

On one part of the sidewalk, longtime antiabortion demonstrator Coleman Boyd belts out a steady stream of Christian music, with lyrics about Jesus’s love for the unborn. “Your precious baby is going to be murdered in this place,” Boyd, a physician, preaches between songs.

Nearby, supporters of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, turn up their own playlist of “Jagged Little Pill,” by Alanis Morissette, and other female empowerment anthems.

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