The farmers, organized in the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, headquartered in Memphis, held a church rally to highlight the issue.
Florida Rep. Charles Van Zant announced that he would move forward on his Florida for Life Act.
The ambiguously worded and short-sighted proposal, if passed, could have had terrible consequences for Mississippi women and their families.
The legality of abortion has remained a hot topic in American politics, the most recent incarnation of which is the "personhood" initiatives.
Starting next year, insurers will be required to fully cover, with no copays, contraception and other preventive health services for women.
National Council of Womens' Organizations launched the Respect, Protect, Reject Campaign, and is calling on lawmakers to uphold Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and emphasize women's concerns in the talks.
The lawsuit, had it been allowed to proceed as a class action, could have involved up to 1.6 million women, with Wal-Mart facing billions of dollars in damages.
Hundreds demonstrated outside the Constitutional Court, asking it to declare that Ugandan mothers dying in childbirth represent a violation of the right to life.
Women are being thrown under the bus as states and the nation try to reduce deficits by slashing budgets.
Between last November and the end of March, Republicans proposed 916 measures in 49 state legislatures setting curbs on reproductive rights and health access. So much for "Jobs, jobs, jobs."