Have you guys heard about Amendment 26 in Mississippi? It’s called the Mississippi Personhood Amendment and will go up for a vote next month. I’m not bringing this up to be overly-controversial. I am just surprised at how little publicity I feel like this issue has been given.
The proposed amendment reads:
Person defined. As used in … the state constitution, “The term ‘person’ or ‘persons’ shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.”
If the majority of the people voting in vote YES on Amendment 26, abortion will be outlawed in our state; cloning and other forms of medical cannibalism will be effectively stopped; and a challenge will be set up to Roe v Wade.
I will not get into my thoughts and opinions on the topic of abortion. I appreciate every single one of my readers and the fact that you all have your own values, views, and beliefs. This is not the place for me to impose my own. My concerns over this amendment lie not in what is being proposed but in the fact that I’m not sure voters are fully aware of the implications its passage could hold for women’s rights in the future.
The Defense on Both Sides
I don’t think anybody should ever make a decision or form an opinion without hearing at least two sides of a story. Click the boxes for the defense from both the opponents and the proponents of the amendment. Bear in mind that I think both are rather extremist, and take them accordingly with a grain of salt.
What do you think? I want to hear from everybody on this one. Whether you’re pro-anything, indifferent, or incensed – tell me what you think!