The kids and I walked up to campus last week for a rally against
Proposition 26 aka The Personhood Amendment.
Even though I firmly believe life begins at conception,
I worry about the broad nature of the proposed amendment.
AD: Section 33. Person defined. As used in this Article III of the state constitution, "The term 'person' or 'persons' shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof."
What about hormonal birth control?
If this amendment becomes a part of Mississippi's constitution,
will hormonal birth control be outlawed?
I believe more women should take charge of their own fertility through the Fertility Awareness Method but I also believe hormonal birth control is a necessary component of society.
What about ectopic pregnancy?
What about terminal conditions that are not compatible with life?
but many families choose to end those pregnancies.
What about those women and families?
Rape victims deserve the "morning after pill".
Women have chosen abortion for various reasons since the dawn of time.
Women will continue to end pregnancies regardless of constitutional amendments.
Those women deserve safe and clean clinics, not 'underground' facilities and doctors.
We went on campus for a rally against Proposition 26.
The kids had a blast.
I left feeling very unsettled.
Unsettled about this proposed constitutional amendment.
Unsettled about the future of women's healthcare in my state.
Unsettled about the many future implications I can't even fathom.
Unsettled that many passionate "YESers" are not seeing the big picture.
Unsettled how so many Mississippi citizens actually believe this a step forward.
Mississippians, have you done your research?
How are you voting?