Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Zealots At It Again

Push to Declare a Human Egg a 'Person' Offers New Tack on Abortion Debate
caution - FAUX link

"A constitutional amendment facing Mississippi voters on Nov. 8 that would declare a fertilized human egg a legal person is poised to reshape the national debate on abortion.

The Mississippi initiative, similar to ones in about six other states including Florida and Ohio, could effectively brand abortion and some forms of birth control as murder, The New York Times reports.

The so-called “personhood amendments” have pro-life advocates and abortion proponents at odds, with many doctors and women’s health advocates saying the proposals would cause a dangerous intrusion of criminal law into medical care, jeopardizing women’s rights and even their lives.

According to the paper, the amendment in Mississippi would ban virtually all abortions, including those resulting from rape or incest. It would bar some birth control methods, including IUDs and “morning-after pills” that prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the uterus. It would also outlaw the destruction of embryos created in laboratories.

“This is the most extreme in a field of extreme anti-abortion measures that have been before the states this year,” Nancy Northrup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, a legal advocacy group, told The Times.

Opponents, who were handing out brochures on Saturday to tailgate partiers before the University of Southern Mississippi football game in Hattiesburg, said they hoped to dispel the impression that the amendment simply bars abortions — a popular idea in Mississippi — by warning that it would also limit contraceptives, make doctors afraid to save women with life-threatening pregnancies and possibly hamper in vitro fertility treatments."

flashback - Christ Kills Two, Injures Seven In Abortion-Clinic Attack

HUNTSVILLE, AL–"Jesus Christ, son of God and noted pro-life activist, killed two and critically wounded seven others when He opened fire in the waiting room of a Huntsville abortion clinic Tuesday.
Security guards at the Women's Medical Clinic of Huntsville were able to disarm the Messiah before He could reload His weapon, a secondhand Glock 9mm pistol that authorities said He purchased legally at a Jackson, MS, sporting-goods store. "Abortion is a sin," said Christ as He was led away in handcuffs. "It is an abomination in the eyes of Me."
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