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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

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.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.


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I had a great time at Mad this weekend. Even the cold wasn't too bad when I was dressed for it.
The full moon meant I could fight at night and really enjoyed the wave battles. My sister had fun but I don't think she'll be back.

Lady

Jun. 22nd, 2010 07:10 pm
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Lady made it through surgery and is breathing on her own now.  From what the vets could see, it does not seem the cancer has spread.  Just to be safe, the liver and a lymph node have been biopsied and I'll hear in a few days on that.  Please continue to keep her in your thoughts

Lady

Jun. 22nd, 2010 10:02 am
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My poor Lady, she had to go to the emergency vets this morning.  She couldn't stand and didn't want breakfast.  Hamburger was also tried with no interest.  At the vets, after some testing, it was found she has a giant tumor on her spleen.  They are going to try and get her stable enough to do surgery and a chest x-ray.  The chest x-ray is to see if the cancer has spread to her lungs. 
The best case the vet could give is 6 months, if all goes well with the surgery.  Please think happy thoughts, good wishes

Weekend :)

Jun. 17th, 2010 07:58 am
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The weather for the weekend looks great.  Anyone going to Madrigal, better buy extra water or gatorade, it's supposed to be near 90.  I think there will be some gardening in my future as it is a great excuse to be outside and sunning myself.  I wonder if scrapbooking will work outside or will all of my paper blow away?  I don't think mini-golf with dad will be a good idea on Sunday unless we go early. 

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