Battle Between Organizations Supporting and Opposing Personhood Continues
As we noted last week, leaders of the ACLU and Planned Parenthood have formed an organization to oppose the Personhood initiative innocently titled “Mississippians For Healthy Families.” Offices in this new group include Nsombi Lambright, executive director of the ACLU in Mississippi, Kay Scott (below), CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast, and Barry Chase, president of Memphis Regional Planned Parenthood.
When forming this group, one thing they didn’t do was secure their domain name. Take a look at www.mississippiansforhealthyfamilies.com. It was purchased by Vote Yes on 26- the organization supporting the amendment. On the website, they go into detail on who is behind the opposition and what the initiative is about- and what it isn’t.
Mississippians For Healthy Families was “offended” by this. Here is what they said on Facebook: “It’s offensive that Yes on 26 would set up a fake website to undermine real issues that impact Mississippi families. We aren’t surprised by this dirty campaign trick. Initiative 26 will make birth control and IVF illegal and will cost the state millions in legal fees, and these facts will not be eroded by a bogus website. Our initiative to educate the public will not be threatened by the inclusion of coalition partner photos and addresses.”
As part of Yes on 26’s campaign, they announced endorsements from the Association of Pro-Life Physicians and the American Association of Pro-Life OB-GYNS for their cause. You can read those endorsements here and here.
But, of course, their biggest (or at least most telling) endorsement has come from Attorney General Jim Hood. As we mentioned on Friday he posted this on his website, Twitter, and Facebook (momentarily). But here is the note on his official (campaign) letterhead:
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