Wake Up Mississippi!
VOTE NO on Mississippi Amendment 26! OPPOSE Personhood!
Giving legal rights to a FERTILIZED EGG would have many serious consequences for Mississippi women and their families! Amendment 26 is dangerous and deceptive AND if passed, would change the state constitution and insert the government into the personal, private health care decisions that women and their families make every single day!
The extremist group – Personhood USA - states openly that 'personhood' is the political vehicle to overturning Roe v. Wade. On their website, they brag that they have 'personhood' petitions in all fifty states. Mississippi Amendment 26 actually states that a fertilized egg is a person even before it attaches to the uterus! If passed, Personhood Amendment 26 will not only ban abortion BUT ALSO ban most (if not all) forms of birth control, end in-vitro fertilization, and make stem cell research illegal. In addition, women who miscarry will be subject to criminal investigation!
THIS MEASURE GOES TOO FAR AND IS A THREAT TO – NOT ONLY WOMEN IN MISSISSIPPI– BUT ALSO A THREAT TO ROE V. WADE!
Jackson Women’s Health Organization is working at the grassroots level throughout the state to defeat this measure. We are creating home-made signs and leaflets to distribute everywhere and anywhere we go. Mississippi Pro-Choice Activists are popping up in towns across the state and asking for resources to spread the word on this dangerous amendment. We have never seen anything like it before! We need your help! We must expand our outreach immediately to radio, billboards, and TV. Please send a donation to support this “on the ground” movement to protect the rights of Mississippi Women. We must thwart this MIS-INFORMATION campaign that Personhood USA is spreading and educate our voters about the dangers of Amendment 26! Please make a donation of $25 or more today to stop this madness NOW!
Please send any donations,
made payable to WakeUpMississippi.org, to:
Jackson Women's Health Organization,
2903 North State St.,
Jackson, MS 39216
All funds collected are held separately and used to support the cause described on this page. Jackson Women's Health Organization is not a non-profit organization.
Our billboards are now up across Mississippi, thanks to your donations!
WakeUpMississippi.org is dedicated to getting out the message about this deceptive and dangerous initiative in the next few weeks by every means possible, while working on the ground with activists who are talking with and answering questions, one on one, with the people of Mississippi.
Read a personal appeal from Diane Derzis
Occupy My Uterus. My Ass! Fertilized Eggs Are NOT People!
Sign this Petition! - Stop the policing of women's bodily autonomy - Stop Amendment 26!