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Mississippi Right to Life President Not-So-Subtly Compares Women to Dogs

Photo: Nevada Missouri.

Is this a step up or a step down from calling them livestock?

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Mississippi House Passes Heartbeat Ban

Don’t worry, rape victims!  You can still get an abortion if you prove you were assaulted!

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Mississippi’s Proposed Rules for Abortion Doctors Could Close State’s Only Clinic

The House has passed a bill that might shutter the only abortion provider in the state.

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Change Is A-Coming (Or, as They Say in Oklahoma, “If I Wanted Government in My Womb, I’d F*ck a Senator”)

I am so excited I am beside myself. I am giddy because I can see that change is a coming.

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Flipping on Egg-as-Person Laws: Romney Supported Personhood, Flipped, Then Maybe Flipped Again

As Mississippi debated then defeated a “personhood” amendment that would have granted legal rights to fertilized human eggs, multiple media outlets reported that GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney refused to clarify whether he supported the measure, which would ban not only abortions but also common forms of birth control and undermine other forms of health care for women.

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Message from Mississippi: Anti-Choice Politicians May be Looking for Their Own “Plan B”

Due to grassroots organizing and education, the amendment went down to decisive defeat. Politicians take heed.

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“Satan” Wins In Mississippi

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As the so-called “Personhood” amendment goes down in defeat once more, anti-choice activists say the devil did it.

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“Mississippi Goddamn.” Nina Simone Said It. Last Night, I Thought It.

Like in so many other American home-places, black and white Mississippians see things differently, and, consequently, vote differently. As Mississippians proved last night, when things get really, really bad, together, we get our act together; we overcome. Now we all need to keep working to overcome exclusionary voter ID laws.

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Defeating Personhood: A Critical But Incomplete Victory for Reproductive Justice

The defeat of Mississippi Initiative 26 and the gains for reproductive choice today in Mississippi–while critical–may in the long run be seen as pyrrhic victories given the ominous implications of Initiative 27, the exclusionary voter ID initiative that will disenfranchise thousands of African Americans, immigrants, married women, transgendered people, and Native Americans.

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Mississippi Egg-As-Person Amendment Defeated 57 to 43 Percent; Voter ID Law Appears to Have Passed

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In a decisive and resounding victory in one of the most conservative states in the country, Mississippi voters defeated–by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent as of this writing–the dangerous Initiative 26, which would have defined a fertilized egg as a person with full human rights.

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