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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.

if this bill passes, every time the word "person" is used in a law, it will include fertilized eggs. that means that all of the following will be outlawed:
- abortion
- the morning after pill
- IUDs
- stem cell research and any related medicines
- drug testing on cloned human tissues and cell lines (including established cell lines)
- cloning of human organs for transplant and research into such
- IVF and storage of frozen blastocysts

we cannot allow this to happen. please, please, please do whatever you can to stop this bill.
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WARNING: this post contains descriptions of police brutality and physical assault.

If you live near Olympia, please attend Pony’s arraignment in solidarity. Wednesday, October 6, 9 am. Olympia Municipal Court: 909 8th Ave SE. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161008403925978 (note: there is a picture of Pony on this page that may be triggering.)

Everyone, everywhere, please spread the word. It is too often that acts of violence by the police go unnoticed because they are committed against women, queers, people of color, poor people, disabled people, and others low on Amerikkka’s hierarchies. Do not let them take away our voices. ACAB.

description of police brutality and physical assault under the cut )

original post (note: everything in this post was taken from here. the picture is NOT under any sort of cut. click with discretion.)

there are no words to describe how horrifying this is. please, spread this around if you can.
misters: (shinee☀in every sunflower)
I'd like to revise my answer for Day 05.

this song. this is love. there's no other way to describe it. I've just listened to it three times in a row (on my fourth now), and I cried when he started singing every single time.

this also applies to Day 11 and (obviously) Day 24.


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