Hooray for Mississippi

There’s three words I never thought I’d put together in a sentence, but Mississippians, at least the better sort of ones, voted down a proposed constitutional amendment that would have defined a fertilized egg as a person. In addition to making all abortion an act of murder, it would have made the use of certain types of birth control an act of murder as well (ones that prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus).

Apparently a majority of Mississippians aren’t batshit crazy. Who knew?

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2 Responses to Hooray for Mississippi

  1. D. C. Sessions says:

    s/murder/homicide/

    Key distinction, since the doctrine of self-defence has never really been tested, nor the various principles involved in forced labor (13th Amendment). $HERSELF has suggested that Mississippi might have found themselves, to their surprise, having enshrined abortion on demand in their constitution.

  2. BSK says:

    From what I heard on NPR, many of those who voted against it were pro-life people who were opposed to it because they thought it would ultimately harm the pro-life movement, either because the bill was shortsighted or it would get challenged, lose, and reinforce Roe V Wade. So, I think it is fair to say those people aren’t batshit crazy, but they still agreed with the general spirit of the bill.

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