“Personhood” in Mississippi

31 Oct

Proposition 26, a ballot initiative in Mississippi, defines a fertilized egg as a person. This would effectively ban abortion and put restrictions on contraception including birth control. Many predict that Proposition 26 will pass on November 8. This is extreme, and it is real.

Read about it here: http://feministing.com/2011/10/31/how-mississippis-personhood-measure-will-hurt-pregnant-women/#more-40463

These bills are popping up around the country in a handful of states, and there will be more. The New York Times covers it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/us/politics/personhood-amendments-would-ban-nearly-all-abortions.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=mississippi%20personhood&st=cse#

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