VOTE NO ON “INITIATIVE 26” Get the states out of our UTERUS!
Do we really want this state MISS-I-SS-I-PP-I and this man to set a precedent for who determines LIFE?
Every woman in Mississippi, ESPECIALLY BLACK WOMEN; need to get their asses to the polls and vote NO on this bullshit amendment.
NPR: Mississippi Set to Vote on Measure Defining A Person. Listen here.
Mississippi To Vote on Fetal Personhood Amendment
Today, Election Day, voters in Mississippi will vote on a fetal personhood amendment to define a fetus as a person in the state constitution, thereby criminalizing all abortion. Initiative 26 would define a “person” as “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof.” If it passes, surgical abortions would be banned, the abortion pill would be banned, and, according to a Personhood USA spokesman who spoke to NPR, even birth control pills would be banned.
Good Riddance to Gov. Haley Bar-baric Barbour.
Here are the deets for the Mississippi Governor’s race.
The candidates are Republican Lt. Govenor Phil Brant and Democratic Mayor Johnny DuPreee.
Basically the fancy lil name for the bills or Initiative 26= a FERTILIZED EGG = A PERSON. Agree or disagree?
Mississippi voters rejected an amendment to the state constitution that defined life as beginning at the moment of conception, CNN projects based on reported results.
The measure would have made it impossible to get an abortion in the state and hampered the ability to get the morning-after pill or birth control pills that destroy fertilized eggs.
Disposing of unused fertilized eggs could also have become illegal, making in vitro fertilization treatments more difficult. The measure could have led to a nationwide debate about women’s rights and abortion while setting up a possible challenge to the landmark Roe v. Wade case, which makes abortion legal.
Also, CNN projects that Mississippi voters will approve a measure to amend the state constitution to require a person to submit government-issued photo ID in order to vote.
UPDATE: With about 1/3 of the precincts reporting, Mississippi personhood amendment failing 60/40
The state of Mississippi is one big major FAIL! The very image and voice of Haley Barbour sitting in front of a camera talking about fetus and uterus, makes my skin crawl and boil. Good riddance to that MOFO.
Any word on who won the Governor’s race yet?
AGAINST this amendment. just another attempt to curtail a woman’s right to decide what happens with her own body
All these crazy bullshit initiatives and amendments have been REJECTED. Now the voters in these states better act like they’ve recovered the gray matter in their brains and stop voting against their own interest and those that sat out in 2010 get off their asses and vote in 2012.
Love Melissa Harris Perry on Maddow. Taking care of UNIONS now get out of our UTERUS.
We’ll post the video when available.
Good turnout seen at some Mississippi polling places
Mary Washington, 66, never fails to vote.
And she was slightly miffed that some of her friends were not going to exercise their right today in the state’s general election.
“For whatever reason, a lot of people don’t think their vote will make a difference,” she said shortly after casting her ballot at Fire Station No. 26 on Flag Chapel Road in Jackson. “They say ‘Things have been a certain way for so long, it’ll never change.’ But I try and talk to them and change their minds. I’ll even call them and say ‘Have you voted?’ If they say no, I even threaten to go get them and take them to the polls. And I’ve actually done that.”
Washington is particularly interested in the governor’s race between Republican Phil Bryant and Democrat Johnny DuPree. “I voted for DuPree,” she said. “But I don’t think he’ll win. Still, I did what I could do.”
Chris Walker, 45, also voted at Fire Station No. 26. He said amendment 26, also known as the “personhood” initiative, made this election “special.”
He explained: “I think whether a woman has a baby or not should be her choice, especially in a case where a woman is raped and becomes pregnant. I just couldn’t vote ‘yes’ on that.”
At Collins Funeral Home, on Northside Drive in Jackson, 26-year-old Miriam Thaggard rushed to vote during her lunch hour.
The governor’s race was foremost on her mind.