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November 2, 2011


outlaw sex with your abortion amendment, Mississippi

by Andrea O'Connell

Let me say this first.

Christian Right believers and politicians are digging the graves for women in this country as we speak.  And that is the purpose of  tonight’s rant.

I suppose I’ve had my head in the clouds lately because today is the first I’ve heard of Mississippi’s proposition 26.  I thought I must have been mistaken when I heard this story on NPR this morning.

No mistake.  It’s true.

And.  It. Has. Scared. Me.

It should scare all of us.

If you are a woman reading this, than worry about your female children, and your children’s female children.  If Mississippi’s successfully passes their anti-abortion – pro person proposition, and it goes to the right-slanted Supreme Court, we are all in trouble.

The story is this:  Next week, Mississippi will vote on their proposed amendment number 26, which defines person-hood in the Mississippi state constitution.   Yes. They want to define when a person becomes a PERSON.

Amendment 26 will claim that a fertilized egg is already a person.  A human being.  Of course, the amendment is aimed at knocking down Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court thereby making abortion illegal. However, amendment 26 goes further than just making abortion illegal.

Under this amendment, a fertilized egg is a person; so, in the twisted Mississippi mind, it follows that birth control is potentially premeditated murder, right?   Well, yes, since the egg is a person already, it would be murder.  What about a doctor who performs an abortion to save the life of the mother?  You guess it, Murder.

What about miscarriages?  Murder she wrote because the mother was probably reckless.

(See what I am getting at?)

What about using regular everyday birth control?  Condoms?   IUDs?  You got it,  Murder.

What about rape victims?  Sorry.  You shouldn’t have been raped, the law could say.

So, Mississippi wants birth control outlawed under this amendment.  This means more babies will be born in impoverished  Mississippi, which means more poverty, and more and more and more problems.  I would tell Mississippi to work on fixing the system to help people who are already born in your state.  Take care of your living people before you govern a fetus, Mississippi.

Unless, Mississippi wants more people to dumb-down.  I bet that’s the goal.

This same amendment is being pushed in more than a dozen other states.  There is a signature campaign in Florida, Montana and Oregon going on now.

A fetus is no more a person than a cell is.  A woman’s body is her own.

If abortion is going to be illegal, then sex for anyone under age 60 should be illegal too.  Makes sense, since men and woman over the age of 60 can’t really make children anymore (usually).

So, let’s get real here!  You can’t have it both ways, Mississippi.  If you want to rule that a person is a person at conception, then sex creates a potential person so sex has to be outlawed, too.

Oh my!  Now that may even be too conservative for the Mississippi Religious Right.

We need another Margaret Sanger – and quickly too.

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Rachel Baltes
    Nov 3 2011

    Life at conception, you bet. Have you seen an ultrasound after a couple of weeks. A formed baby. It’s about time we overthrow Roe vs Wade, which should not have been passed to begin with. No, Mississippi doesn’t intend on passing all the other things you mention; that would be scary. I hope all the other states follow on this because it is long overdue. Our schools are struggling because the seats are empty. Empty of the children that were never born, just discarded. It is not up to us to take the life of a baby God intended to be born on this earth. None of us is a mistake, not even you.

    • colleen
      Nov 3 2011

      Yes, i have seen an ultrasound after a couple of weeks…and NO it is not a formed baby!

    • Nov 3 2011

      Rachel, you are living in a dream world! Do you understand what you just made up about schools? You said: “Our schools are struggling because the seats are empty. Empty of the children that were never born, just discarded. It is not up to us to take the life of a baby God intended to be born on this earth. None of us is a mistake, not even you.”

      That would be WONDERFUL if it were true – but it’s not, sadly. Our Public schools are bankrupt Rachel and it has nothing whatsoever to do with abortion.

      And as far as mistakes, the only mistake here is your ignorance of the facts, and you odious lack of empathy for other women.

      I’d sure like to know why you feel you can tell other woman what to do with their bodies. Women you don’t even know! And, a baby is not a baby after a couple of weeks! You are either ignorant or you feel it is your right to lie.

      Let me ask you – would you like it if the government demanded when you could or could not have a procedure at a doctor or a gyno office? You want the government to have a say over your uterus? If you’re old now and couldn’t have kids anyway, then you have no right to tell young women what to do with their bodies! Would you prefer a woman to die from childbirth if abortion is not allowed? Would YOU want to keep a baby that was formed as a result of a vicious rape?

      Get real!

  2. colleen
    Nov 3 2011

    Sad in this day, that women still have to fight to have control over our own bodies.

    • Nov 3 2011

      It would be tragic to reverse Roe v. Wade. People who are so Pro-Life are obviously ignorant of history. If they researched this issue they’d know about the dark underbelly of banning abortions – how many fetuses were ripped out by doctors posing as doctors when they were hacks using a wire hanger?

      Infuriates me when people do not educate themselves with the truth – if they’d check a fact or two before they proselytize it would be appreciated!

      Anyway, I sure agree with you, Colleen…

  3. jay
    Nov 3 2011

    I really wonder what the evil nuls are waiting for to take back the women’s right to vote…

    Mississippi is “coincidentally” the last state to officially ratify the 19th amendment… in 1984.

    • Nov 3 2011

      Hi Jay!
      Hah! Well, that’s not surprising. Mississippi is so backwards! I’d suggest they get a handle on the poverty and the desperation of the people of that down-trodden state before trying to rule a woman’s uterus.

      And,. yes, the right to vote could very well be the next casualty if Americans do not hop on the reality / real world train and educate themselves with FACTS versus innuendo!

      Thanks for the link!

  4. Diane
    Nov 3 2011

    I just want to tell you I love your blog. And, please Mississippi, don’t dumb down any further.

    • Nov 3 2011

      Diane, thank you so much! I appreciate that and really appreciate your understanding of the dumbing-down of American – and by design, too.


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