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Passing this along...

Originally posted by [ 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.

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Title: Key 2 Time 2: Part 1: On The Other Side
Author: [ profile] lallafangirls (aka [ profile] sneakyangel and [ profile] tromana  )
Rating: G
Characters:  Romana III  (who resembles [ profile] tromana )  and Amy (who resembles [ profile] sneakyangel )
Summary: Romana III is left to clean up after the Doctor, again.
Spoilers: None.
Disclaimer: Its probably a good thing that neither of us own Doctor Who...
Notes: This is what happens when two bored (yet flailing excitably anyway) fangirls start writing about something that hasn't been released yet

Key 2 Time 2: Part 1: On The Other Side
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Note: If you want to read these you may have to pay or have ATHENS or something...

Polymorphisms in the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene region predict coping styles in healthy adults and depressed patients - Trying to link polymorphisms to coping strategies in healthy/depressed people.

The role of spinal cord vanilloid (TRPV1) receptors in pain modulation. (no payement/ATHENS required). Effect of TRPV1 on pain modulation, uses capsaicin in a lot of the experiments.

Neuroethology: A Neuronal Self-Defense Mechanism in Fly Larvae - "Hwang et al. [8] showed that indeed Drosophila larvae can defend themselves against such wasp attacks by performing their rolling behavior. In a kung-fu-like fashion, the larva wraps the wasp's sting around its body, flips the attacking wasp through the air and onto its back, which gives the larva time to escape." - I'm sorry but that was just worth quoting.

Proliferating mesodermal cells in murine embryos exhibiting macrophage and lymphendothelial characteristics - development of the immune system

argh. Head hurts too much now, and various sites won't let me access with ATHENS. That's enough

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My first Meme!

Given the letter B by

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Well, the news is all over the internet now.

Delta & Brian ARE engaged. Has been announced to quash the rumours that Delta rejected Brian's proposal last week, having previously wanted to keep it private.

Don't know how I personally feel about it, lots of mixed feelings I guess. She's so young and been through so much!

All the best to them at any rate.


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