Eviction the new abortion?
October 11, 2011 6:52 AM   Subscribe

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

This would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages.

Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.
posted by FunkyHelix (15 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Can we maybe have this discussion once something has happened and not "rar bad idea may become bad law"? Thanks -- jessamyn



 
...And Republicans are worried about "Sharia Law."
posted by Threeway Handshake at 6:57 AM on October 11, 2011 [9 favorites]


Isn't that going to add to the number of Americans that DON'T PAY TAXES AT ALL!?!?!
posted by stifford at 6:58 AM on October 11, 2011 [9 favorites]


Exaggerate much?
posted by republican at 6:59 AM on October 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is a terrible idea and worthy of discussion, but the links aren't pointing to much in the way of real information. Deserves a better FPP.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 6:59 AM on October 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


In other words, the KKK lectures the rest of us on civil rights.
posted by Brian B. at 6:59 AM on October 11, 2011


And none of them will have jobs. It's just another ploy to make Obama look bad.
posted by crunchland at 7:00 AM on October 11, 2011


Woo! Now that they are people we can execute them!
posted by Loto at 7:00 AM on October 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Something tells me that besides the things mentioned in this post, that the law would have a bunch of unintended legal consequences.
posted by drezdn at 7:01 AM on October 11, 2011


People should mass call their local police precinct, reporting their used tampons to the homicide squad.
posted by Sticherbeast at 7:04 AM on October 11, 2011


I don't see what advantage they hope to gain.

It's a well-worn truism of American politics that fertilized eggs don't vote on Election Day.
posted by Trurl at 7:05 AM on October 11, 2011


I'm 100% ok with this, as long as each resulting child is guaranteed a loving home and equal opportunities to safety, comfort and education as any other child.

Unless this is a dark horse to Leave Every Child Behind, in which case I guess we have your highly mobile and disenfranchised workforce ready to pick those crops!
posted by clvrmnky at 7:06 AM on October 11, 2011


Now that they are people we can execute them!

Good. They force their way into a woman's uterus, stealing food and transport while there.

Grown ass persons have been executed for less.
posted by pokermonk at 7:07 AM on October 11, 2011


God damnit, Mississippi! This is the wrong personhood ammendment!
posted by Jon_Evil at 7:07 AM on October 11, 2011


This would effectively outlaw birth control

Some types, possibly.

and criminalize women who have miscarriages.

No.
posted by resurrexit at 7:08 AM on October 11, 2011


and criminalize women who have miscarriages.

No.


Failure to report a homicide. Improper burial of a body. Criminally negligent homicide (e.g. a smoker suffers a miscarriage).
posted by Sticherbeast at 7:10 AM on October 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


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