Ga. GOP asked to approve extremist proposal

When they go to the polls later this month, Georgia Republican voters will be asked their opinion on when human life begins, and what government must do to protect that life once it begins.

The question reads:

“Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the paramount right to life is vested in each innocent human being from his or her earliest biological beginning without regard to age, race, sex, health, function, or condition of dependency?”

The proposal, which is part of a national campaign, is called the “personhood amendment.” Resolutions proposing to write the amendment into the state constitution were introduced in both the state House and Senate last session, with the Senate version enjoying the sponsorship of Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers and Senate President Pro Tem Tommie Williams, among others.

Similar legislation has been introduced in Congress by U.S. Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia. Among the 64 co-sponsors of the Sanctity of Human Life Act are U.S. Reps. Phil Gingrey, Lynn Westmoreland and Jack Kingston, all of Georgia.

“I know without any question that life begins when the spermatozoa, the sperm cell, enters the cell wall of the oocyte, the egg, and produces a one-celled human being called a zygote,” said Broun, a physician.

The advisory question was placed on the state GOP primary ballot in the hope that its probable approval by Republican voters would build momentum for the personhood amendment in the Legislature. According to Dan Becker, the head of Georgia Right to Life, approval would “send a clear message to all elected officials in the state that a majority of voters reject the current culture of death created by abortion on demand.”

As Becker suggests, approval of the personhood concept would mean the outlawing of all abortions, including those made necessary by rape or incest. A fertilized egg, no matter how it came into being, would be protected by law.

However, the consequences of the personhood movement go well beyond abortion. It would define a fertilized egg as a full human being, with all the legal rights inherent in being human.

For example, birth-control pills work in part by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg into the uterus. If we define a fertilized egg as a human being, use of the pill would become tantamount to murder. The same is true of the intrauterine device, or IUD.

In effect, the personhood amendment would also outlaw in vitro fertilization as a treatment for infertility in Georgia. The treatment typically requires creation of more fertilized eggs than can be brought to birth; under the proposed amendment, every one of those eggs would have to be treated as a full human being, with criminal sanctions possible should any of them die. Such a law would make the treatment impractical and legally too risky in this state, and would deny thousands of Georgia couples the opportunity to become parents.

It would be, in other words, a major expansion of government intervention into a deeply private — indeed the most intimately private — sphere of human activity and relationships. Proponents of the measure nonetheless hope to get a large majority of Georgia Republicans on record as supporting such an intervention, and to leverage that statement into actual law.

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Agnes

July 6th, 2012
10:08 am

I wish these people would get their BIG GOVERNMENT REPUBLICAN noses out of our bodies

g

July 6th, 2012
10:09 am

Isn’t it amazing that this type of idiocy is always proposed by those without birth canals!

Steve

July 6th, 2012
10:10 am

“If we define a fertilized egg as a human being, use of the pill would become tantamount to murder. The same is true of the intrauterine device, or IUD.”

When will this backwards thinking stop? I truly wonder about the South sometimes.

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July 6th, 2012
10:10 am

Agnes:

If you would keep another human being out of your body ……….. they would.

Doggone/GA

July 6th, 2012
10:11 am

Personally, I hope it passes. I want to see what happens when they have to start jailing every women who has a spontaneous abortion.

Aquagirl

July 6th, 2012
10:11 am

GOP: the party of feelings. Actual thoughts…oh hell no.

#1 Foxy Lady

July 6th, 2012
10:12 am

I don’t care how big the republican governmental unit is.

they are not sticking it in #1 foxy lady’s free market business.

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July 6th, 2012
10:12 am

g:

Were you required to register for “Selective Service”? You know, the law that Constitutionally requires men to give their lives for a war they may not want to be involved in?

25% of the men on the “Vietnam Wall” were drafted.

When women can be subject to the draft, then we’ll talk about your “birth canal”.

Nancy

July 6th, 2012
10:13 am

Jay Bookman is not a Republican, he is not a conservative. Why is he allowed to speak on things in which he is not qualified?

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July 6th, 2012
10:14 am

Jay:

“Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the paramount right to life is vested in each innocent human being from his or her earliest biological beginning without regard to age, race, sex, health, function, or condition of dependency?”

I really can’t support this because it doesn’t include the “sexual preference” of the child.

Steve

July 6th, 2012
10:14 am

Agnes – just don’t get raped or have consensual sex where the condom breaks…0311 says it’s YOUR fault.

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July 6th, 2012
10:14 am

Nancy:

You’re asking for it !

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
10:15 am

Amending a Constitution via a July 31 vote?

And people wonder why I laugh at state Constitutions. What a frikken’ joke.

Mrs. Pacman

July 6th, 2012
10:15 am

I am a woman and I have a “birth canal” and I support a Personhood amendment. This is just common sense. If the embryo is human – then it needs protection. Science, along with ultra sound technology, has proven the embryo to be alive and human, so that argument is off the table. We must protect all human life! Mr. Bookman is completely wrong about Personhood legislation “outlawing in-vitro”. I have read proposed legislation from GA and other states and it would NOT outlaw in-vitro OR birth control. If we are going to have this discussion, lets make sure we keep the facts on the table.

Aquagirl

July 6th, 2012
10:17 am

When women can be subject to the draft, then we’ll talk about your “birth canal”.

Your displaced impotent rage at being drafted does not belong in a woman’s uterus.

Steve

July 6th, 2012
10:17 am

So, Mrs Pacman, if they don’t outlaw birth control, then the embryo truly isn’t a human, then, is it?

g

July 6th, 2012
10:17 am

I am always amazed at the cowards who won’t use their own name when attacking others. Listen mr/ms. ##### number ,women don’t have to be drafted, they volunteer or go to military school.

ragnar danneskjold

July 6th, 2012
10:18 am

The party of the death cult would regard preservation of life of the helpless as “extremist.” (From the headline I thought our host was suggesting Georgia move to enact portions of ObamaCare.)

Doggone/GA

July 6th, 2012
10:18 am

“This is just common sense. If the embryo is human”

It isn’t.

Mrs. Pacman

July 6th, 2012
10:19 am

stands for decibels – this is a non-binding resolution question. To amend a constitution would require legislation passed to call for a vote from all Georgians.

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
10:19 am

I have read proposed legislation from GA and other states and it would NOT outlaw in-vitro OR birth control

And those nice men to whom you have pledged to cheerfully submit to, would never break a their promise?

Get help.

Jm

July 6th, 2012
10:19 am

This is stupid, but not surprising I suppose.

I personally think abortions halfway through the second trimester should be illegal except in very exigent circumstances, which I think is a middle of the road position.

But this republican proposal is just dumb for so many reasons.

Stevie Ray

July 6th, 2012
10:19 am

JAY,

These dopes gotta guarantee flow of campaign cash from their religious pals who sport invisible friends…at least the church’s donations are tax free courtesy of us…..What’s next, female genital mutilation? I see this goons as no different from the islamic folks who want us to live in the past…distant past at that.

Steve

July 6th, 2012
10:20 am

So why should my government be involved in this issue pertaining to a woman’s body? I thought you conservatives wanted LESS government? Which is it? You are so confusing.

TaxPayer

July 6th, 2012
10:20 am

Talk about some serious job creations! Imagine, if you will, the number of people needed to gather all those female discharges and scan them for those little zygotes and tally all those aborted critters just on a daily basis. What next. Jails are already overcrowded and it takes years to execute a single mass murderer.

Jm

July 6th, 2012
10:21 am

Is a miscarriage punishable as an act of neglect?

Republican stupidity…… Only dwarfed by democrat stupidity.

Stevie Ray

July 6th, 2012
10:22 am

NANCY,

Why don’t you just let people live their own lives…unless of course you have a facility to accomodate the millions of unwanted children that will result…

Steve

July 6th, 2012
10:23 am

Jm – I am tallying a much higher # of stupid concepts from the convervative vs the liberals – clearly.

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July 6th, 2012
10:25 am

Aqualgirl:

If it’s Constitutional to force a man to give up his life against his will then it should be Constitutional to force a woman against her will to save one.

Jm

July 6th, 2012
10:25 am

Steve, I put government takeover of more than half of the economy as uber stupidity

Ray Radlein

July 6th, 2012
10:25 am

This is, of course, the same law that went down to overwhelming defeat when placed before the voters of that hotbed of raving liberalism, MISSISSIPPI.

Steve

July 6th, 2012
10:26 am

Jm, I put letting capitalism run amock (see our last great recession) as beyond any level of stupidity.

quake

July 6th, 2012
10:26 am

If this passes, Georgia will continue to make Mississippi look like the shining beacon of common sense.

Matti

July 6th, 2012
10:28 am

Has the FBI arrested Dan Becker’s thugs yet for breaking and entering, stealing laptops with doctors’ home addresses on them, and setting fire to several clinics that provide health services to women?

Aquagirl

July 6th, 2012
10:28 am

Is a miscarriage punishable as an act of neglect?

According to the good people of GA district 43, it should be a felony. Be proud, Cobb Goopers.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/02/23/145866/bobby-franklin-miscarriage-naturally/

Jm

July 6th, 2012
10:28 am

Steve 10:26

Of course you do, because you don’t understand the source of the problem, which was government meddling to begin with

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
10:29 am

Jm @ 10.19, of course it’s a middle of the road position. It’s pro-choice. It’s within what Roe v. Wade considers constitutional. It’s where, basically, most Americans are, even if they don’t self-identify as pro-choice, since the other side has successfully demonized that term.
To re-state the obvious: Most Americans do not want Roe v. Wade overturned.

And Scout, please. Nobody has been compelled to take up arms for Uncle Sam for over 35 years. (In no small part due to the efforts of dirty effing hippies who fought to get us the hell out of that last draft-worthy conflict.) Try sticking with the here-and-now rather than the there-and-then, please.

King of Everything

July 6th, 2012
10:29 am

CORPORATIONS ARE ZYGOTES my friend. Questions for our elected half-wits:
Once pregnancy is established can I claim that zygote as a dependent? If the fertilized egg gets passed out on the next monthly period, who is responsible for the felony?
I wish they were that gung-ho about minorities and the poor.

carlosgvv

July 6th, 2012
10:30 am

Republican politicians show they really care about zygotes. Unfortunately, when babies are actually born, they care nothing about their food, clothing, shelter, medical and parenting needs.

I wonder why that is?

TaxPayer

July 6th, 2012
10:30 am

I think Georgia’s Republican politicians were hatched.

TM

July 6th, 2012
10:30 am

Typical. When the economic news is bad for the dems, Lets start a post about the repub stance on abortion to get the base fired up.

Jm

July 6th, 2012
10:31 am

Most legislators, D and R, should be aborted

TaxPayer

July 6th, 2012
10:32 am

Well just darn it all, TM. Those Georgia Dems should never have been allowed to bring this abortion thing to the forefront by placing a question on the GOP primary ballot like that! I’m aghast!

Jm

July 6th, 2012
10:32 am

King, yes, tax deductions for zygotes! :)

Doggone/GA

July 6th, 2012
10:34 am

“Once pregnancy is established can I claim that zygote as a dependent?”

Do you get to vote twice? Once for youself and once as proxy for you zygote. And what if it turns out you are pregnant with twins or triplets or more? Were the others denied their right to vote because you only voted twice?

Oscar

July 6th, 2012
10:34 am

This is an issue that should be handled by the legislature and by statute. Not by an amendment to the state constitution. The legislature can pass laws regarding the status of embryos and requirements for abortions.

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
10:34 am

my bad, by the way–I missed where this was but a Republican primary ballot question, event though Jay had it in his lede.

Still pretty bone-chilling stuff, these efforts to confer citizenry upon all fertilized eggs.

Jm

July 6th, 2012
10:34 am

Methinks the GA legislature should be working on things that make the GA economy more competitive

Not zygote rights.

East Lake Ira

July 6th, 2012
10:34 am

How many of you Right to Lifers are willing to adopt some of these eggs?

We could arrange for them to be moved to your wombs from the get go.

carlosgvv

July 6th, 2012
10:35 am

Stevie Ray – 10:19

Absolutely correct. Too many liberals and moderates in America don’t realize just how fundamentalist and ignorant many of these politicians are. Give them enough power and America will become a Christian Talaban hellhole.

Doggone/GA

July 6th, 2012
10:36 am

“We could arrange for them to be moved to your wombs from the get go”

Problem is, most of them don’t HAVE wombs. What we need to figure out is a way for men to carry a pregnancy.

Matti

July 6th, 2012
10:37 am

Suggested re-wording of Georgia’s “personhood” amendment:

“Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that citizens bearing female anatomical features have the same paramount right as citizens bearing male anatomical features to have full rights to and ownership of their own bodies and make their own medical decisions and reproductive choices, without governmental interference, or regard to age, race, health, function, or religious or political donations?”

Jm

July 6th, 2012
10:38 am

Maybe republicans are trying to close the gender gap in prisons

Rightwing Troll

July 6th, 2012
10:38 am

“Give them enough power and America will become a Christian Talaban hellhole.”

Easy… don’t get them all excited at the prospect…

gb

July 6th, 2012
10:39 am

Appealing to self-righteousness has a distinct political advantage – it doesn’t require your target base to think. Republicans understand this.

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July 6th, 2012
10:39 am

stands for decibles:

“And Scout, please. Nobody has been compelled to take up arms for Uncle Sam for over 35 years.”

I hear you but a couple of points.

1) Registering for the draft is still the law of the land.
2) If we get in a big one with China, etc. you will see the actual draft return.
3) The Supreme Court has ruled that women can’t be drafted.

For one issue to be Constitutional and the other not “should” boggle the legal mind ………. but it doesn’t because both were “political” decisions.

Rightwing Troll

July 6th, 2012
10:39 am

They forgot the exclusion for the brown skinned zygotes. They’ll need to be deported after the first breath…

Jm

July 6th, 2012
10:39 am

Matti

Why are democrats only passionate about deregulation when it is something they are in favor of?

Don’t bother answering, because I know the answer: they’re hypocrites

weetamoe

July 6th, 2012
10:40 am

It is interesting that two of the proponents are physicians. This entire issue should be outside the government’s control. I remember seeing a Life magazine photo of a tiny hand emerging from its mother”s womb and clutching the hand of the physician performing life-saving surgery in-utero It is to the credit of the pro-lifers that they do not use this photo to promote their views. I remember stories of scared teen agers who had their babies in public or school bathrooms who were charged with murder if the babies died. Were I a qualified and capable physician I probably would perform an abortion to save a scared kid from a situation like this. I absolutely hate that the issue has become politicized.

Pizzaman

July 6th, 2012
10:41 am

What’s next Mr and Mrs Repub. Banning the teaching of Evolution? Other than defeating the President what is the Repub platform? How is Mitt going to create these jobs? How are you going to cut taxes and pay for the Bush War? What specific actions, not theory, will you take to replace the ACA? Yet you waste time trying to control a woman’s body. All it tells me is you don’t have a plan.

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July 6th, 2012
10:41 am

Matti:

“…………….. reproductive choices ……….. ”

But that’s the issue. We’re not talking about “reproductive choices” as the woman as ALREADY reproduced. The debate is whether the unborn child is to be killed or not.

Aquagirl

July 6th, 2012
10:41 am

If it’s Constitutional to force a man to give up his life against his will then it should be Constitutional to force a woman against her will to save one.

The reasoning behind the draft was a compelling interest…meaning the very existence of the U.S. overrode a man’s right to his personal liberty.The fact it was squandered on a pointless meat grinder of a war is not the fault of any woman of childbearing age.

I realize it’s acceptable among Republicans and conservatives to take out their rage on women but you’d really be better off in therapy. A 22 year old in an abortion clinic has nothing to do with your dead and wounded buddies from 40 years ago, it’s inappropriate and creepy to link the two. Kind of like beating your wife because your mom forced you to eat broccoli as a child.

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July 6th, 2012
10:41 am

Let me see if I get this right. The GOP would, in effect, put perhaps thousands more people in this country while cutting social services like food stamps, health care, education, and cutting jobs. What is supposed to happen to all these “lives” you are “saving”? Are they to become corporate slaves? Military fodder? Where is the sense of it all?

If you are going to prevent abortion, then do it with contraceptives. It is in our genes to have sex. Don’t deny it, don’t repress it. Help prevent pregnancies.

Barring that, ensure there are governmental programs out there to help those “saved ones” get everything they need to become the best they are capable. Otherwise you are just adding to the unemployment lines, emergency rooms, and homeless shelters.

It’s really beyond sad that the only thing the GOP can do is antiabortion stuff when we need jobs, teachers, firemen, police men, and leaders.

They are sick, sick, sick!

Jm

July 6th, 2012
10:42 am

Scout 10:39 #2, yawp, could happen, won’t be fun

Only hope is that nuclear deterrence keeps things at a stalemate

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

July 6th, 2012
10:42 am

So if this were to ever come to pass, then someday we will see a Zygote SuperPAC? Would it be called Restoring Our Uterus for Future Properity and Freedom?

The Republican mission statement: We believe government should not interfere in the private lives of citizens except when we say it is OK.

Erwin's cat

July 6th, 2012
10:43 am

I agree, a woman should be able to “terminate” whoever they want and for any reason she wants at anytime she wants

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 6th, 2012
10:43 am

Pardon me…but my vagina does not have room for all you republicans.

I suggest you crawl up some hole in your own body.

Tough day at the orifce?

Bill Orvis White™

July 6th, 2012
10:44 am

Came came darn near close to getting personhood amended and I’m praying that we will be able to get it passed in a few years. If I’m retired by then, I’ll devote much more of my time to working to make our state the first in the union to getting personhood part of our laws – as it will be in all other states.

I urge all of you to tell your state legislature that life begins at conception, pure and simple. There is no argument to this fact.

This is all about respecting and valuing human life. It is a fact that Socialist-Democrats, progressives, secular-progressives and liberals do not respect human life. We must stop their nonsense by getting a personhood amendment passed throughout this once-free nation.

Amen,
Bill

Jm

July 6th, 2012
10:45 am

“pointless meat grinder of a war”

War is never pointless. It is how the human condition is improved over the long run, by aborting tyrannical, genocidal, uncivilized regimes. As long as the US is involved.

Matti

July 6th, 2012
10:45 am

Jm,

Here, I’ll squat down to your level so you can read this.

Why are Republicans only passionate about individual freedom when it involves white men’s money & guns?

Don’t bother answering, because I know the answer: they’re hypocrites.

***Yaaaawwwwwn!***

East Lake Ira

July 6th, 2012
10:46 am

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July 6th, 2012
10:46 am

Aqualgirl:

Point one:

Have you ever heard of “equal protection under the law” ? Why did the Supreme Court rule a woman can’t be drafted?

Point two:

“The reasoning behind the draft was a compelling interest…meaning the very existence of the U.S. overrode a man’s right to his personal liberty.”

VERY GOOD ! That was the court’s reasoning ………….. basically that telling a male he must leave his family, job, home, girlfriend, wife, dog, etc. and go to a foreign land to kill other men against his will was a serious violation of his right to privacy overshadowed only by the RIGHT OF THE STATE TO EXIST.

And I submit to you that telling a woman that she has to carry another human being to term is a serious violation of her right to privacy overshadowed only by the RIGHT OF THAT CHILD TO EXIST.

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

July 6th, 2012
10:46 am

Eric Cartman’s mom will probably not support this amendment………

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/150310/unplanned-parenthood

TaxPayer

July 6th, 2012
10:46 am

Can a con tell me again how this government intrusion fits in with the GOP philosophy regarding government intrusion and does it have something to do with GOP stock ownership and insider information in manufacturers of vaginal probes, etc.

Mighty Righty

July 6th, 2012
10:47 am

I am opposed to this legislation. It is dumb. While I doubt Jay’s “sky is falling” analogy the government has better things on which to focus. Todays jobs numbers for the 42 consecutive month are awful. The president doesn’t have a clue how to turn the economy around and it is clear the Democrat party is only interested in growing a non productive government.. The Republicans must take unilateral action to create jobs. Georgia Republicans should focus on incentives to make Georgia a more attractive state in which to do business. We just lost an opportunity to get a French aircraft company. While Washington fiddles, Georgia should act. While Washington continues to pass job stifling legislation, Georgia should make our state attractive with less regulaions and lower taxes. We have to defend ourselves. We cannot depend on Obama to get the job done. He is prohibited by his big government ideaology from making decisions that will grow our economy and create jobs. The Republican party in Georgia must take the lead and save our selves from the destructive policies of Obama. Silly legislation like that mentioned above are a distraction from the real problems facing this state. Vote No.

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July 6th, 2012
10:48 am

“This is all about respecting and valuing human life.”

But not having a school, doctor, food, or home for that life. Stupid, stupid, stupid!

John Birch

July 6th, 2012
10:48 am

Good job posting a new topic Jay. it was getting embarrassing for the libs applauding the tepid job numbers for the third consecutive month as if the President had done something good. Stupid is as stupid votes!

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 6th, 2012
10:49 am

“RIGHT OF THAT CHILD TO EXIST”

but it is not a child.

Trust me. I know.

How many zygotes have you carried?

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July 6th, 2012
10:49 am

Bumper Sticker:

“How do you tell a Romney voter from an Obama voter? Romney supporters sign
their checks on the front.”

You just can't make up this bs

July 6th, 2012
10:49 am

Since Romney thinks that corporations are people (his words), has anyone been able to discern if he thinks that they should be able to have abortions or not?

I mean he was for a woman’s right to choose, before he was against it.

Not sure about corporations though.

Jm

July 6th, 2012
10:49 am

Bill orvis white 10:44

You must be anti-white

Food for thought

ByteMe - Political thug

July 6th, 2012
10:50 am

I also want to know how this works with the Citizens United ruling. Does this mean my zygote can make unregulated and unlimited donations to SuperPACs?

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July 6th, 2012
10:50 am

Granny:

In your opinion, tell me the exact split second it becomes a child.

Jordan

July 6th, 2012
10:50 am

Jay,
When these morons should be focused on the states future major water problems and building light rail instead they worry about this type thing or being able to bring a gun to church or a restaurant, Georgia loses. Atlanta is becoming the new Detroit of this century. No jobs, inadequate water supply, gridlock and smog is this states future. Its not a prediction its happening right now.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

July 6th, 2012
10:50 am

What we need to figure out is a way for men to carry a pregnancy.

No, we really don’t.

Nature decided — rightly — that should be left up to us men.

ByteMe - Political thug

July 6th, 2012
10:51 am

In your opinion, tell me the exact split second it becomes a child.

When it can live without the host body. Until then, it’s just a parasite.

Come to think of it, after it’s born, it’s pretty much a parasite until it gets its own job and leaves home.

TaxPayer

July 6th, 2012
10:51 am

Is an illegal alien’s zygote to be protected under Georgia personhood law?

Doggone/GA

July 6th, 2012
10:52 am

“No, we really don’t”

Then they should stay out of our vaginas and wombs.

josef

July 6th, 2012
10:52 am

Of course I can’t let this pass without commenting on the “even” Mississippi one. I’ll be the first to admit that the margin with which it went down to defeat in the Magnolia State came as surprise, but not that it was voted down. The question that ought to be being asked is why in a place most consider, and not without reason, the bastion of conservativism and fundamentalist religious adherence.

Simple. Mississippians didn’t ignore it and hope it would go away. They went to public, private and institutional debate tooth and nail. They as citizens pulled the proposal apart in detail and made their arguments about the ramifications of the law as proposed. Common sense reigned in the end with the substantial majority of the voters deciding, pretty much, “this don’t make no sense.”

Here in Georgia there is this attitude that such issues as this are a flap between those in the Atlanta metro and those “out there” with no attempt made beyond mutually suspicious and ignorant swipes one at the other to bring matters to focus on merits of the case. Mississippi is more unified in this respect. Thus when something like this comes up, the matter of educating the other side does not carry with it a “those people” automatic shut down.

People in Mississippi actually still believe that their voices count and will be heard. They’re not so jaded as Georgians and others.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

July 6th, 2012
10:52 am

Oops should read, Nature decided — rightly — that shouldn’t be left up to us men.

Doggone/GA

July 6th, 2012
10:52 am

“When it can live without the host body. Until then, it’s just a parasite”

No, not a paraiste. A symbiote.

ByteMe - Political thug

July 6th, 2012
10:52 am

Is an illegal alien’s zygote to be protected under Georgia personhood law?

Ooooo… another unintended consequence. I like it.

Doggone/GA

July 6th, 2012
10:54 am

“Is an illegal alien’s zygote to be protected under Georgia personhood law?”

I guess it will depend on where conception occured

Jm

July 6th, 2012
10:55 am

Might right 10:47 agreed 100%

ByteMe - Political thug

July 6th, 2012
10:56 am

If a pregnant illegal alien lives in Phenix City and travels to Columbus to pick melons… is that human trafficking?

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July 6th, 2012
10:56 am

When the child draws its first breath outside the womb it becomes a human being, not before.

Adam

July 6th, 2012
10:56 am

The “Georgia is more stupid than Mississippi” Amendment, assuming the vote for is higher than it was in MS on the same question.

josef, please, no butthurt comments. Mississippi proved they aren’t stupid wholesale when they voted this thing down. I have less confidence in Georgia.

You just can't make up this bs

July 6th, 2012
10:56 am

“Stupid is as stupid votes!”

Guess we can assume that you did not vote for Bush either time, correct?

Mr. Snarky

July 6th, 2012
10:57 am

It didn’t pass in Mississippi, so it probably won’t pass here. Sounds like a right wing navel gazing exercise to let politicians show us how conservative they are. Better them spend their time on crap like this than them trying to “fix the economy” which really means finding ways to help their funders pay less taxes.

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

July 6th, 2012
10:57 am

On the bright side though, if a woman gets her egg fertilized on December 31, she can claim a dependant tax deduction for that year. So the Republicans can also claim to be giving a tax break to the poor and middle class.