Meet the Mississippi moms who are fearing for their lives a year after Dobbs
This story is a collaboration between USA TODAY and The Tennessean as part of the States of America documentary video series. The full episode of States of America, covering the Mississippi maternal health crisis, premieres June 23 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the USA TODAY Network streaming channel and is available on Samsung TV Plus (channel 1023), Roku, Plex and many others. You can also watch our full series on YouTube.
Almost everyone we’ve interviewed in Mississippi knows someone—someone who’s lost a baby, lost their life, or gotten too close. A friend, a sister, a neighbor, herself.
Brittany Lampkin’s newborn was red and perfect. Until she wasn’t anymore.