Mississippi sure knows how to solve a problem!
They have the highest poverty rate in all of North America.
They have the highest rate of childhood obesity.
They have the 8th highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the country.
And their shining crown of glory – the highest rate of teen pregnancy births in the country.
It’s a recession, people are out of work, fed up with wars, lack of resources, and fickle government. They’re getting knocked up all over the damn place and then feeding their children crappy food because nutrition education is lacking.
NEVER FEAR! yells a bunch of batshit insane ultra conservatives, WE HAVE THE ANSWER!
The answer to solve your most pressing problems of poverty, obesity, HIV, and teen pregnancy…
At last, something that focuses on the hard hitting problems that effect everyone: what is happening with someone else’s body.
Mississippi’s Amendment 26 looks to create a “protection of personhood for anyone of any developmental stage” meaning some sperm that’s wigglin’ it’s way in to an egg (or before, because conception is like fertilization, and pregnancy is a punishment for sex).
The poorly written, holier-than-though, white-top-class-privilege-denying load of shit defines personhood as beginning at fertilization or “the functional equivalent there of”, meaning the pill, Plan B, IUDs, the patch or anything that equals conception.
But that’s not a big deal, because sex is for procreation only which is why it’s a public matter and not pleasurable or natural, and therefor unneeded.
Also it solves the state’s problems, which was what again? Oh yeah, abortions and stuff. Priorities!
Mississippi readers, vote no on Amendment 26 so that rape and incest victims, those who enjoy sex, those looking to in vitro-fertilization, those who are married and don’t want more kids, those who cannot afford more children, and the common person don’t have to have their body and actions regulated by the government.
UPDATE: It didn’t pass, hoorah hoorah! While this is just a small victory (the amendment is going up in other states), it is still a big step! Keep fighting, uterus-defender!