June 6, 2022 -
With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to soon overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, we are republishing a 1977 Southern Exposure report delving into the backlash against abortion rights that was already taking shape across the region.
July 17, 2019 -
Religious organizations posing as licensed health facilities, so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" peddle misinformation to discourage people from seeking abortion. Yet some Southern states are funding these fraudulent clinics with taxpayer money — and now the North Carolina legislature wants to give them even more.
June 1, 2018 -
This November, voters in Alabama and West Virginia will weigh in on ballot questions about adding anti-abortion provisions to state constitutions. The legislatively-placed measures are part of a broader effort to limit women's access to reproductive health care that's made dramatic headway in Southern states in recent years.
August 10, 2012 -
In light of planned protests, the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. and Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. will be taking unprecedented security measures.
May 13, 2005 -
Two days ago Facing South blogged about the temporary grounding of the parental consent bill in the Texas Legislature. The reprieve proved to be a very short one.
May 11, 2005 -
The Texas legislature is trying -- really trying -- to be evil, but keeps getting foiled by its own incompetence.
May 5, 2005 -
In his column in the Times today, David Brooks (as usual) lays spurious claim to a "middle ground" (what he calls "Lincoln's land") between passionate, crusading evangelicals and the "bland relativism of the militant secularists" (whatever that is).