22 Jan 2003, Washington, DC, USA --- Pro-abortion demonstrators hold signs in front of the Supreme Court on January 22, 2003.  Anti-abortion and pro-abortion demonstrators marched in Washington for the March of Life as part of a day long rememberance of the 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling that made abortion legal. --- Image by © Mark Peterson/CORBIS

The Last Abortion Clinic

November 8, 2005 / 55m

Season 2005: Episode 2

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Today, the headlines are filled with speculation about changes in the U.S. Supreme Court and what those changes might mean for abortion — an issue that has divided the country for over 30 years. Heated rhetoric from both sides continues to be heard in courtrooms and on the campaign trail. But while attention is often focused on the arguments, there is another story playing out in local communities. Pro-life advocates have waged a successful campaign to reduce abortions in many places throughout the country. By using state laws to regulate and limit abortion and by creating their own clinics to offer alternatives to women, they have changed the facts on the ground. FRONTLINE investigates the steady decline in the number of physicians and clinics performing abortions and focuses on local political battles in states like Mississippi, where only a single clinic performs the controversial procedure. [Explore more stories on the original website for The Last Abortion Clinic.]