Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
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.
Title: Let Go
Characters: Jane, some Jane/Lisbon
Summary: …or five ways Jane could have dealt with the death of his family, but didn't.
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Notes: Written for the first Paint It Red monthly challenge, based on lyrics from 'Nothing Stops Another Day' from Ghost the Musical. Also based on a prompt from mentalistprompt.
Characters: Naomi/Emily, Jenna
Summary: Sometimes, Emily swears that Jenna Fitch doesn’t actually see her daughters as two individuals, but as a unit, a whole.
Disclaimer: I do not own Skins. I’m still just getting used to the characters as it is.
Notes: Written for writeskins. Prompt: Individuality. Set early S4.
( She's always being compared to Katie by her mother. )
Link To Art: here!
Word count: 53,909
Warnings: language, underage drinking, taking of illegal substances, violence, death of major characters
Disclaimer: I do not own Skins or The Mentalist (or The 39 Steps, which is name-dropped heavily).
Summary: Time is running out. For some, faster than others.
Notes: Please see below.
( Notes. Please read. )
Artist Notes: As ever, it's a pleasure to work with the wonderful miss_peg. The story is phenomenal, as one might expect of her, and I don't think I've done it justice. But it was fun to try.
Link to story: here!
( come what may, nothing stops another day. )