Tag Archives: Mississippi

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Vows To Enforce “Not At All Radical” Abortion Ban If SCOTUS Rules For State

Politico reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Sunday that he’d enforce a ban on abortion in his state if the long-standing Roe v. Wade decision is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Reeves reiterated his staunch support for his state’s current ban on abortions after 15 weeks on CNN’s “State of the Union,” arguing the time frame is “not at …

Read More »

SCOTUS Appears Poised To Back MS Anti-Abortion Law

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court seemed poised on Wednesday to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, based on sometimes tense and heated questioning at a momentous argument in the most important abortion case in decades. Such a ruling would be flatly at odds with what the court has said was the …

Read More »

Mississippi News Anchor Quits Over Vaccine Mandate

The Independent reports: A veteran Mississippi news anchor has quit her job after refusing to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Meggan Gray, host of WLOX News’ Good Morning Mississippi, said she had made “an informed and prayerful decision” and would rather lose her job than submit to the company requirement to take the vaccine. Ms Gray, 40, signed off last Thursday …

Read More »

SCOTUS To Hear Mississippi Abortion Case On Dec 1st

CNN reports: The Supreme Court will hear a case concerning a Mississippi abortion law on December 1, the court announced on Monday, teeing up one of the most substantial cases of the term in which the justices are being asked to overturn Roe v. Wade. Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, passed in 2018 but blocked by two federal courts, allows abortion …

Read More »

MS Gov: Vaccine Mandates Are An Attack On Workers

The Hill reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) in an interview on Sunday criticized President Biden’s vaccine mandates as an “attack” on “hard-working Americans.” “The question here is not about what we do in Mississippi, it’s about what this president is trying to impose on the American worker,” Reeves said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “The reality is this …

Read More »

Mississippi Gov: “When You Believe In Eternal Life You Don’t Have To Be So Scared Of Things” Like COVID-19

The Daily Memphian reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves believes religion has a lot to do with the region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During a Thursday, Aug. 26, fundraiser at the Eads home of Shelby County Election Commission Chairman Brent Taylor, Reeves spoke to several dozen Republicans. “I’m often asked by some of my friends on the other side of …

Read More »

Mississippi To COVID+: Isolate Or Face Jail Time [Video]

The Hill reports: In his isolation order, Mississippi State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs said that people had to isolate themselves at home once they become aware that they are infected. People are expected to remain home for 10 days since becoming ill or testing positive for COVID-19, regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated. The order stated that refusal to …

Read More »

MS Poison Control Flooded With De-Wormer Calls

ABC News reports: The Mississippi State Department of Health sent a health alert Friday warning health care providers about a drug used to deworm livestock that some are using to treat and prevent COVID-19. At least 70% of the recent calls have been related to ingestion of livestock or animal formulations of ivermectin purchased at livestock supply centers. Mississippi Poison …

Read More »

Anti-Mask Republican Senator Is Sick With Something

Biloxi’s ABC News affiliate reports: Senator Roger Wicker has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his office. Wicker, 70, tested positive for the virus Thursday morning after experiencing mild symptoms, according to his communications director Phillip Waller. The senator is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and is in good health. Wicker is being treated by his Tupelo-based physician and is currently …

Read More »

Mississippi Quarantines 20,000 Students, 6000 COVID+

The Mississippi Free Press reports: More than 20,000 students in Mississippi were quarantined due to coronavirus exposures over the past week, according to Mississippi state health department data released Tuesday. Nearly 6,000 have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks, and two have died. The state health department reported only 199 at the same point in August 2020, …

Read More »

Mississippi Gov Spreads Vax Disinfo At Presser [VIDEO]

The Mississippi Clarion-Ledger reports: Amid Mississippi’s largest surge in COVID-19 cases and with the state’s hospitals stretched beyond capacity, Governor Tate Reeves on Friday encouraged Mississippians to get vaccinated. The encouragement came in between attacks on the press, him questioning the efficacy of face masks at preventing the spread of the coronavirus and general vaccine misinformation. Reeves repeatedly said it …

Read More »

Mississippi Asks Feds To Send Military Hospital Ship

CBS News reports: Hard-hit Mississippi has requested the federal government send a military hospital ship such as the USNS Comfort, state health official Jim Craig said Wednesday. The University of Mississippi Medical Center has 127 COVID-19 patients, including 26 children, Dean LouAnn Woodward said Wednesday. About 90% of them are unvaccinated, she said. The dean warned, “The Mississippi hospital system …

Read More »

Anti-Vax Nurse Feels “Terrible” After Party Results In 20+ Infections And The Hospitalization Of Her Father

Jackson’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Florence woman says she regrets a Fourth of July get-together that became a “mini-pandemic” party. More than 20 people tested positive for COVID-19 and some were hospitalized. Hannah Frith said it changed her perspective on the virus and vaccinations. For Frith, it started as exhaustion, then a headache. A few days later, a friend …

Read More »

MS Man Regrets Refusing Vax After Leg Amputation

New Orleans’s Fox News affiliate reports: Bryan Thompson, 43, is married to Audrey. He has a 6-year-old son named Endymion. He works for an IT company from home. He says he’s otherwise a healthy man, but he is unvaccinated against COVID-19. “I was unvaccinated, yeah, I myself was a little skeptical and I felt it got rushed, I wanted to …

Read More »

Mississippi Petitions SCOTUS To Overturn Roe V Wade

The Washington Post reports: Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade in order to uphold the state’s restrictions on abortion access, and to renounce the court’s landmark holding a half-century ago that the Constitution protects a woman’s right to obtain an abortion. The state’s bold request is in a brief filed Thursday that seeks to convince …

Read More »

Man Charged With Beating Cops With Pipe In DC Riot

CBS News reports: The FBI arrested a Mississippi man Tuesday on felony assault charges for allegedly assaulting police with a metal pipe during the Capitol riot. Michael Leon Brock was taken into custody in Southaven, Mississippi, on Tuesday and made an initial appearance before a federal judge on Wednesday. According to a statement of facts filed in federal court, a …

Read More »

MS Health Officials Call For Masks, GOP Gov Refuses

The New York Times reports: Mississippi health officials, in a stark reversal, announced new recommendations on Friday to combat the spread of the more contagious Delta variant, urging older and chronically sick residents to avoid crowded indoor spaces. The highly contagious Delta variant became the dominant variant in the United States this week, accounting for about 52 percent of infections. …

Read More »

Mississippi Sued Over Standard Issue “In God We Trust” License Plates, State Charges $30 For God-Free Plates

Religion News Service reports: Atheist and humanist groups are suing Mississippi over the state’s “In God We Trust” license plate, calling it unconstitutional and seeking alternatives that don’t require additional fees for Mississippi drivers. In a federal complaint filed Tuesday (June 22) in Mississippi U.S. district court, American Atheists, the Mississippi Humanist Association and three nonreligious Mississippi residents claim the …

Read More »

SCOTUS To Consider Major Rollback Of Abortion Rights

ABC News reports: The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it will decide whether states can ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb. The court’s order sets up a showdown over abortion, probably in the fall, with a more conservative court seemingly ready to dramatically alter nearly 50 years of …

Read More »

Mississippi Supreme Court Tosses Entire Ballot Initiative System Because State Lost House Seat In 2020 Census

The Mississippi Free Press reports: The Mississippi Supreme Court today killed the medical-marijuana program that 68% of Mississippi voters approved in 2020, and with it, the state’s entire ballot-initiative process. The ruling means that voter-driven efforts to adopt early voting and expand Medicaid in the state are also now dead. The language of the law says that citizens collecting signatures …

Read More »