Season 24, Episode 2 The Last Abortion Clinic

First Aired: November 8, 2005

“The Last Abortion Clinic,” a review of the pro-life movement's strategy, focuses on Mississippi, where just one one clinic provides abortions. The strategy: “Chip away at Roe v. Wade” with state laws limiting abortions, says Betty Thompson, the Mississippi clinic's former director. The hour also looks at how the Supreme Court has ruled on such laws (and might rule in the future), and it visits another Southern abortion clinic, whose director admits: “We feel very, very isolated.”

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