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    Re: Mississippi Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Ballot Cutting Off Abortion Access

    This insane ballot initiative should have never gone to the polls to begin with, but the people of Mississippi (that is insane to type) have made the right choice today.

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    Re: Mississippi Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Ballot Cutting Off Abortion Access

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Bad day in conservativeville, eh? First the DC Circuit upholds Health Care Reform, then Ohio voters repeal anti-union legislation, then not one but two women come forward to accuse Herman Cain of sexual misconduct, and now voters in Mississippi (of all places) have handed a resounding defeat to anti-abortion legislation that was expected to pass!


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    This was yet another conservative effort to make an end run around Roe v. Wade. It may have failed in part due to speculation that it would actually outlaw the use of contraceptive pills.
    Don't forget my personal favorite, FORMER Arizona Senate President and author of SB1070, Russell Pierce gets recalled. So long Russell.

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    Re: Mississippi Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Ballot Cutting Off Abortion Access

    Quote Originally Posted by Swit View Post
    I would laud any position that is consistent. Whether I agree with it or not. The conservative views on too many issues are just way too inconsistent for logic to apply.
    I'd welcome you to start a different thread about this rather than derailing this. Its an argument many people make, and its an argument they make out of the ignorance of belief that their own world view is the only legitimate world view to have and thus seeing inconsistencies based on how THEY view it means conservatives are inconsistent rather than actually being honest and viewing it from the view point of the people you're claiming are inconsistant.

    Now, with that said...I'm all for State Rights, but if this passed I'd hope it would go to the Supreme Court for a ruling. As it stands now, its NOT a state issue even if I think it should be. If a state tries to take the issue forcefully then it would only be proper for it to get routed to the Supreme Court.

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    Re: Mississippi Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Ballot Cutting Off Abortion Access

    Good for the people in the state I was born in. Despite the stereotypes, they are smart people with a good dose of common sense.

    This bill was outrageous and went waaaay to far.

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    Re: Mississippi Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Ballot Cutting Off Abortion Access

    Seems to me that this vote is indicative of an idea of I've been mulling over for some time: The extremes we're seeing in the legislature are not representative of the goals and ideals of the people. I've seen programs and ideas pushed at the state and federal level from both sides that the majority of voters aren't keen on or vote down.

    I wonder: Are we voting in people more to the left or right than ourselves to balance what we consider to be "extremism" on the other side?
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    Re: Mississippi Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Ballot Cutting Off Abortion Access

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Seems to me that this vote is indicative of an idea of I've been mulling over for some time: The extremes we're seeing in the legislature are not representative of the goals and ideals of the people. I've seen programs and ideas pushed at the state and federal level from both sides that the majority of voters aren't keen on or vote down.

    I wonder: Are we voting in people more to the left or right than ourselves to balance what we consider to be "extremism" on the other side?
    You hit it tess right on the noggin...AMERICA does not like the extremes...right or left...but big money influence does, whichever side benefits them....the people will FORCE it back to the middle...they always do...and they have started already spanking the teaparty...they already spanked the left led by Pelosi

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    Re: Mississippi Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Ballot Cutting Off Abortion Access

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Seems to me that this vote is indicative of an idea of I've been mulling over for some time: The extremes we're seeing in the legislature are not representative of the goals and ideals of the people. I've seen programs and ideas pushed at the state and federal level from both sides that the majority of voters aren't keen on or vote down.

    I wonder: Are we voting in people more to the left or right than ourselves to balance what we consider to be "extremism" on the other side?
    Interesting point, Tess...

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    Re: Mississippi Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Ballot Cutting Off Abortion Access

    Mississippi I think did the right thing, but only because this law was rather vaguely worded, as opponents of the proposition pointed out.

    From a legal standpoint, abortion is acceptable, but from a moral standpoint, it is hardly defensible. No, I would not rather have unwed teenage mothers perform back alley abortions on themselves. I would much rather live in a world where all pregnancies are wanted and if not, all babies are carried to term and adopted out.

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    Re: Mississippi Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Ballot Cutting Off Abortion Access

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    LOL, it's funny. I've seen liberals say an issue like abortion shouldn't even be left to the states, much less the voters, but I guess it's ok to do so long as the outcome is agreeable.

    It's not okay to subject issues that go to the foundation of human rights to ballot initiatives, however it should still be noted that not as many Mississippians are as zealous and irrational as the people who pushed this initiative had hoped they would be - that's cause for celebration.
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    Re: Mississippi Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Ballot Cutting Off Abortion Access

    The system worked. An idea was proposed, it was rejected by the majority......you win some, you lose some.......at least the voters had direct participation in this incredibly divisive matter. It's kind of refreshing seeing all the options being voted on by the people and not the horribly compromised representatives.
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