Nominated for an Emmy for News & Documentary, 2014
Finalist for the National Magazine Award for Video, 2014
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.
Produced with support from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.
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The Atavist Magazine is an independent, digital-only publication devoted to longform narrative journalism. The magazine releases one in-depth story each month, and is known for its commitment to the highest quality reporting and writing as well as its pioneering online design. In its five-year history the magazine has been nominated for eight National Magazine Awards—including twice for reporting—and twice for an Emmy in News and Documentary.