This is the trailer of the video published by The Atavist, entitled, “The Last Clinic,” by Maisie Crow. This video accompanies our piece, “Will Mississippi Close Its Last Abortion Clinic?” by Alissa Quart. Summary below as it appears at The Atavist.
By Maisie Crow and Alissa Quart
In Mississippi, a new law threatens to shut down the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last abortion provider in the state. Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Maisie Crow and writer Alissa Quart provide an intimate portrait of the lives at the center of this political maelstrom. From one of the clinic’s doctors, who feels duty-bound to travel there each week from out of state; to a leading protester, a doctor who once performed abortions herself; to the young women wrestling with a decision that will change the course of their lives, this unique multimedia story takes you beyond the slogans. The Last Clinic captures the humanity behind an incendiary issue.
“I’ve been involved with the movement for women’s reproductive rights for over 40 years, both as an activist and a writer, and this is by far the best reporting I have ever seen on the subject. Alissa Quart and Maisie Crow offer a view from the frontlines of the abortion conflict that is both intimate and bracingly challenging.”
—Barbara Ehrenreich, founding editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch, and other books.
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