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for Independent Weekly Vol. 27 Issue 49, December 2010
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North Carolina was once a leader in mental health, but after years of reforms the state no longer is. Because of this, the historic Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh has stopped accepting patients. Established in 1848, the hospital served up to as many as 3,000 patients at a time with two or three times as many workers. Mental health funding in the state has received major cuts over the years and it is cheaper to send patients to other facilities.
Abortion protesters in Raleigh recently targeted students on the sidewalk outside Enloe High School. Many students were upset at being targeted by protesters and with the material protesters gave them to read on abortions. The subject of the pamphlets is discussed by area experts. The protesters did not violate any laws as the sidewalk considered off-campus, but some students are appealing to local leaders to prevent the protests from taking place before school.