Mississippi Initiative 26 - Personhood Amendment: What You Need To Know

On Election Day, November 8, 2011, residents of Mississippi will vote on Initiative 26, a so called "Personhood Amendment" that if enacted will change how a "person" is defined in the Mississippi Constitution. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that the Personhood Amendment qualified for the November ballot after a petition with more than 100,000 signatures from Mississippi residents was submitted. Mississippi is now the...

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Mississippi Rules!

What constitutes a person anyway? I know full grown folks who don't deserve the label. Look, I don't mean to make light of this, believe me. Last night waiting for the vote to come down, I really couldn't breathe. The long term implications of the personhood amendment (I can't bring myself to capitalize it, sorry) passing in Mississippi loomed mega...

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Politicizing Healthcare

The recent decision by the Susan G. Komen foundation to stop funding Planned Parenthood really caught my interest. The Komen Foundation initially announced they would not fund breast cancer screening for patients at Planned Parenthood because they have a policy saying they will give no funding to programs that "are under investigation." Planned Parenthood was "under investigation" because anti-abortion groups...

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