In a referendum vote, Mississippi voters rejected a proposed amendment to officially proclaim impregnated embryos as “people”. If the proposed amendment had passed, it would’ve almost certainly made abortions illegal in the state, as it would almost certainly become legally “homicide”. While there are certainly some who are disappointed by the results, it appears obvious that this was a win for common sense. After all, making such a wide sweeping move like this would have far bigger results than just abortion.
While I am personally a major advocate for pro-choice, the results of such an amendment would be far greater than that. One particularly morbid yet humorous account could be consistently impregnating a loved one, having the embryo’s removed, yet still alive, frozen, and collecting welfare for the “dependant”. A necessity, of course, would be to keep them in a refrigerator and buying a generator in case of a power outage. Doing any less than that, after all, would be irresponsible. Apparently, good parenting has become a whole lot simpler.
In the end, it is perfectly understandable to be seriously concerned or objective to abortions. It is a delicate subject and one that should not be taken lightly. However, a move to mark embryos as actually living US citizens seems absolutely ridiculous. It’s a relief to see that I am not alone in that opinion, even in the conservative state of Mississippi. Common sense may have won this battle yet as far as the war goes, it appears to still be losing horrifically.