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Bracey Harris

Bracey Harris is a national reporter for NBC News, based in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Bracey Harris is a national reporter for NBC News, based in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Latest from Bracey Harris

As Roe’s end looms, a Memphis abortion clinic guides patients through uncertainty

Workers at Choices, an abortion clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, are preparing patients for the Supreme Court's decision on the future of Roe v. Wade.

Alito says overturning Roe would give women a voice on abortion. In the South, it's not that simple.

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, states in the South that will enact punitive abortion laws are also places where residents may have a harder time voting.
50d ago

Black women in the South have been bracing for Roe’s fall for decades

Tight restrictions on abortion have already placed the procedure out of reach for many Black women in America — obstacles that will grow even more daunting if
51d ago

Federal bill seeks to end race and income disparities in FEMA aid after disasters 

After natural disasters, minorities and the poor often receive insufficient assistance from FEMA.

Abortion clinics are bracing for protests, harassment and violence if Roe falls

Security, a major concern for abortion clinics, gained urgency with the leak of a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

He’s protested abortions outside Mississippi’s sole clinic for years. Now he might retire.

Outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization in Mississippi, the Supreme Court's draft opinion leaves abortion rights proponents and foes facing a new reality.

Abortion clinic at center of Mississippi case may move to N.M. if Roe is overturned

Shannon Brewer, the director of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, said she is prepared to move to New Mexico if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
88d ago

A record spike in rents hits Tampa Bay after newcomers flocked to Florida during the pandemic

Zenith Word, 33, was hoping to stay another year in the $1,000-a-month, two-bedroom apartment in a walkable, diverse neighborhood in northeast Tampa.
102d ago

‘They don’t offer anything’: Disaster survivors left behind when FEMA, states don’t help

After natural disasters, FEMA's Individual Assistance Program often rejects aid for vulnerable communities where survivors have few other paths to recovery, an NBC News analysis found.
161d ago

Expanding Medicaid for new moms could save lives. But in Mississippi, it’s a battle.

Mississippi, which has the highest infant mortality rate, is fighting for an abortion ban. Experts say postpartum Medicaid expansion could help save the lives of moms and infants.
170d ago

Women in poorer areas in Mississippi seek abortions later in pregnancy, study finds 

A new study illuminates the challenges Mississippi residents already face in abortion access, as the Supreme Court weighs further restrictions.