Disease | Antibiotics stop symptoms, but a cure for leprosy’s long-standing stigma remains out of reach
by Kim Henderson
Posted 3/12/20, 04:10 pm
Along the Louisiana coastline, fresh water collides with the sea to form brackish bayous, the kind that breed blue crabs the size of a man’s hand and the marsh hens of John J. Audubon prints. But that salty gumbo isn’t the only improbable mix in Louisiana. In January, pro-life Democrat John Bel Edwards began a second term as governor of the red state, and state legislator Katrina Jackson, another Democrat, is helping to defend a pro-life bill she authored, the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, from a challenge at the U.S. Supreme Court.