Next Tuesday is voting day, and voters in Mississippi have a huge decision to make with Initiative 26. I thought that instead of making my own arguments about why “personhood” initiatives are whack, I’d just share some links to what other folks have said about what is at stake in Mississippi.
How the Push to Redefine Personhood Could Hurt Women – Washington Post
Saying No in Mississippi: No to Personhood, No to Voter Restrictions – On the Issues
Initiative 26 and Personhood: A Lesson in Deductive Reasoning – National Women’s Political Caucus
Why I’m Glad My Miscarriages Wasn’t in Mississippi – Ms.
For a really thorough explanation of why personhood amendments are a terrible idea for reproductive health, check out The War on Choice by Gloria Feldt. Gloria does an excellent job of talking about the legal precedent these kind of laws would set, and how it would severely restrict access to reproductive health care.
Serena is a freelance writer who enjoys baking, protesting, and playing with little dogs.