elbales: (Pwned!Rose)
From Xeni Jardin (@xeni) on Twitter:

"I could get excited about a Mississippi amendment proposing full personhood for women."


Yeah, me too. Fortunately, it seems that the majority of the voters of Mississippi agree.
 
elbales: (Hacked off!Nine)
Dear Mississippi: FAIL.


Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.


elbales: (Kidding!Nine)
So I got this e-mail from NARAL saying Hey, please go register at this site to submit and/or vote on debate questions for the Republican candidates, because we need to call attention to their views on abortion.

So I was scanning down the questions in the Health Care category and I came across this doozy:
by groverdee on 04.29.2007 at 11:58 PM
Topic Is: Health Care

Do you think the FDA is beginning to overstep its bounds by getting trying to regulate medical testing??


.....
.........
*headdesk*

MAKE THE STUPID STOP

Jesus Christ, what the fuck do people think the FDA is for?
 
elbales: (Hacked off!Nine)
Oh, yes. Have you read the news today? Thanks to the Supreme Court of the United States, I am well on the way to becoming a second-class citizen. Thanks, Supreme Court!
Even if you disapprove of abortion, you should fear the precedent )
Anthony Kennedy? FUCK YOU.
 
elbales: (Don't you think he looks tired? #2)
I mean, I vaguely remember hearing something about it on KQED, but I guess I missed the actual headline saying RAPE AND INCEST VICTIMS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE ABORTIONS EVER UNLESS THEY'RE ABOUT TO DIE. I just heard the discussion afterward.

I appreciate that many people believe that abortion is wrong. My husband, in fact, is one of them. But at least he acknowledges that he does not have the right to dictate to any woman, including me, what she does with her body. I wish all of the right-wing TheyCallThemselvesChristians felt the same way. But no, I'm supposed to go back in the kitchen and cleave to my husband and bring forth babies (lots of them, we're not overpopulated enough yet) in pain and suffering &c.

Fuck that.

Well, shit, anyway. Just keep your goddamn laws off my body, US gummint. And all of your 50 buddies, too.

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