Seriously.  The oppressively radical Amendment 26, which was just cleared by the Miss. Supreme Court to go on the November 8 ballot, would effectively turn over control of a woman’s life and her body to the state when a man rapes her. Regardless of the extraordinary level of oppression it would impose on women in general, it has no exception for rape. So as soon there is the possibly of a woman being pregnant, by rape or otherwise, some kind of state Czar of Women’s Rights would apparently begin monitoring her every move and visit to a doctor. And what if she miscarries? Will this Czar open an investigation and interrogate her as she is physically and emotionally healing, to decide whether to prosecute her as a murderer? My mother once slipped and fell on ice while she was pregnant, inducing a painful miscarriage. Under Amendment 26, could Mississippi have prosecuted her for negligent homicide because she left home while pregnant?

What will enforcement laws look like in a state where two joined cells in a woman’s uterus is considered a person with more rights that the woman herself?

Stefanie Schur

Stefanie Schur

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