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Podcast: Many Unanswered Questions About Abortion in Mississippi

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Mississippi Today reporters Isabelle Taft, Jeff Pender and Bobby Harrison discuss abortion and health care issues in Mississippi in light of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision abortion is no longer a protected right according to the federal constitution. But the main thing is how a 1998 state Supreme Court ruling on the right to abortion factor into the new world created by the overturning of Roe v. Wade at the federal level?

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A native of Atlanta, Isabelle is a health advocate on Mississippi Today’s public health team. Before joining Mississippi Today, she was a reporter for the Biloxi Sun Herald and a member of the Report for America staff.

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Jeff Pender serves as a senior political reporter, working closely with Mississippi Today management on editorial strategy and investigations. Pender has 30 years of political and public reporting experience in Mississippi Today. He was the political and investigative editor for the Clarion Ledger, where he also wrote a popular political column. He previously worked as an investigative reporter and political editor at the Sun Herald, where he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team covering Hurricane Katrina. A native of Florence, Mississippi, Pender graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in journalism and has won numerous awards for his reporting, columns and freedom of information efforts throughout his career.

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Bobby Harrison, Mississippi Today’s senior Capitol reporter, covers politics, government and the Mississippi State Legislature. He also writes a weekly news analysis that is syndicated to newspapers across the state. A native of Laurel, Bobby joined our team in June 2018 after working at the North Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo since 1984. He is president of the Mississippi Capitol Press Association and works with the Stennis Institute at Mississippi State University to host press dinners. Bobby earned a BA in American Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi and has won numerous awards from the Mississippi Press Association, including the Bill Minor for Best Investigative/In-depth Reporting and Best Comment Column.

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