Betty started a second career at the only remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi.

StoryCorps Shorts: Miss Betty's Calling POV

Premiered June 16, 2022
StoryCorps Shorts: Miss Betty's Calling

In the mid-1990s, Miss Betty Thompson retired from her job in state government, and started a second career working at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization as a counselor. By 2004, it was the only remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. Often faced with incredibly long distances to travel, and protesters on the ground upon their arrival, Betty helped all those who walked through the doors.

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