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Mississippi “personhood” ballot measure defeated

9 Nov

On November 8th, Mississippi voters cast their ballots, and defeated the ballot measure that would have considered a fertilized embryo a “person,” threatening Roe v. Wade, birth control, and undermining a woman’s right to choose what happens to her body. Let’s be thankful the pill, the ring, and IUDs live to see another day.
Read more about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/us/politics/votes-across-the-nation-could-serve-as-a-political-barometer.html?_r=1&scp=5&sq=personhood&st=cse

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“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#