Mississippi voters will be determining more than the direct rights of women in Mississippi when they vote on a personhood amendment on Tuesday. The vote will also measure how far the Christian right’s misogyny will go.
I emailed a rabbi and a minister about the “divine laws” that Mississippi personhood advocates are trying to encompass in Initiative 26. Turns out some Mississippians could use a Sunday school refresher course.
If I had lived in Mississippi in 1996, would I have dared go to the hospital when I suffered a miscarriage? And if I had, would I be facing prison?
In Mississippi, two ballot initiatives threaten the health and lives of women across the state, and the disenfranchisement of the largest bloc of voters in the state. A campaign based on a reproductive justice model can defeat both.
Unlikely allies from both sides of the traditional “abortion” debate have come together in opposition to Prop 26, Mississippi’s egg-as-person initiative.
The former Governor and presidential candidate will headline an anti-choice fundraiser.
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A resurgent movement to place “personhood” measures on state ballots across the nation to ban abortion and comprehensive reproductive care could have far sweeping implications.