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Originally posted by kleine_teekanne at Protect Women's Rights in Mississippi: Sign the petition to help stop Amendment 26!
On November 8th, Mississippi will vote on whether or not to accept the following anti-choice amendment: "The term 'person' or 'persons' shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof."

However, this initiative—known as Amendment 26 or the "personhood amendment"—isn't just a matter of outlawing abortion in Mississippi or a vehicle to challenge Roe vs. Wade. If passed, this legislation will have many other far-reaching effects such as banning most or possibly all forms of birth control, banning some forms of infertility treatment, and opening the door to bringing criminal charges against women who have a miscarriage.

In a further effort to gain attention and spread information, a petition directed at the Attorney General of Mississippi (who is presently in favor of Amendment 26) has been created here:

Mississippi Attorney General’s Office: Stop the policing of women's bodily autonomy - Stop Amendment 26!

From the petition: "The reproductive and bodily rights of women should not be policed. Critical birth control medication should not be taken from any women - especially since birth control can have other important health effects and benefits aside from contraception. A miscarriage should not be equated to the murder of a child. Abortion should remain legal - and safe. This amendment is dangerous, radical thinking that prioritizes the rights of a fetus over the rights of born, living women everywhere."

Show your support for a woman's right to her own body: please click the link above and sign the petition to support stopping Amendment 26!

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Further Resources:
Wake Up Mississippi - a grassroots movement started by Jackson Women’s Health Organization has information available on their website as well as a link to help donate to their efforts. Among other efforts, they are currently trying to get billboards up to help spread the truth about Amendment 26. Also, if you happen to have a Facebook account, please give them some Likes at their FB page.

Parents Against MS 26 is another good page that is particularly informative about how Amendment 26 could negatively affect infertility treatments. They also have a donation link set up.

The article Occupy My Uterus. My Ass! Fertilized Eggs Are NOT People! at the Daily Kos gives an in-depth explanation as well.

The Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) speaks out against Amendment 26 too!


 
 
Jen
17 June 2009 @ 12:44 am
Yup.  
If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.
 
 
Jen
I just spent the day making icons of Drizzt Do'Urden, Dark Elf Ranger from the Forgotten Realms campaign setting of Dungeons and Dragons.

Why, yes, I am the hugest geek ever. Carry on.
 
 
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21 May 2009 @ 09:00 pm
 
 
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21 May 2009 @ 04:19 pm
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Jen
29 October 2008 @ 02:28 pm
Copy this sentence into your livejournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage, and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.
 
 
Jen
05 March 2008 @ 11:19 pm
RIP Gary Gygax.

Sigh. What a depressing day I've had.
 
 
Jen
01 January 2008 @ 12:31 am
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
And here's a hand, my trusty friend
And gie's a hand o' thine
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne


Happy New Year, everyone, and all the best for 2008!
 
 
Jen
21 December 2007 @ 12:47 pm
I Am A: Neutral Good Human Druid (4th Level)


Ability Scores:

Strength-12

Dexterity-15

Constitution-10

Intelligence-13

Wisdom-14

Charisma-14


Alignment:
Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment because because it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.


Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.


Class:
Druids gain power not by ruling nature but by being at one with it. They hate the unnatural, including aberrations or undead, and destroy them where possible. Druids receive divine spells from nature, not the gods, and can gain an array of powers as they gain experience, including the ability to take the shapes of animals. The weapons and armor of a druid are restricted by their traditional oaths, not simply training. A druid's Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that they can cast.


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Jen
23 August 2007 @ 08:33 pm
I have nothing to say, I just needed to use this icon.