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Battle Between Organizations Supporting and Opposing Personhood Continues

September 21, 2011

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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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Benny053 permalink
    September 21, 2011 12:37 pm

    Is the scary lady to left (no pun intended) – Jane Fonda?

    • Bill Billingsley permalink
      September 21, 2011 1:21 pm

      That’s what Jane Fonda would look like if she was about ninety and had gone through about a million dollars worth of cosmetic surgery. Wait a second…Jane Fonda IS about ninety and she HAS gone through about a million dollars worth of cosmetic surgery…must be her. Love the dog…

  2. Travis Rose permalink
    September 21, 2011 3:28 pm

    Is the Hood Campaign Manager any relation to our retiring State Rep?

  3. Bobby A Kearan permalink
    September 21, 2011 7:54 pm

    Anyone actually “Protecting Mississippi’s Families” would oppose Initiative 26.

    http://goo.gl/nxshm

  4. catty14 permalink
    September 22, 2011 1:08 am

    Anything either of these two groups would endorse is ridiculous. These same people who so readily oppose prayer in schools now try to say this ammendment would repeal birth control is illlogical and crazy. But then Liberals call others names and use scare tactics believing the general public is stupid. And if Simpson doesn’t make hay on the ACLU and Hood’s joined at the hip position on this proposed amendment he is missing a big opportunity. Somebody needs to peel back the layers of who Hood actually is for those folks who otherwise won’t give a fig about campaign contributions from his stable of tax payer hired trial lawyers but can grasp opposing this referendum. Let’s hope this ammendment passes with flying numbers and sends the ACLU a big message.

  5. marmie permalink
    September 22, 2011 8:38 am

    Has anyone noticed the same group that support killing innocent unborn babies, will stand in the rain for hours holding candles in protest of executing a cop killer? By the way, Shep Smith, the term is execution by Georgia, not killing. You are flying your liberal left colors a little too high.

  6. Dontreadonme permalink
    September 23, 2011 12:53 am

    Voting for i26 is supporting cloning. Surely the people that read this blog are somewhat educated. At least you can read. This law would give a clone equal rights as a person. I for one am totally against abortion always have been always will be. Just look at the 2010 census numbers, and see the result aborition has had on our population. One thing worse than abortion is cloning. How would you like a clone of obama?

    • Ron Williams permalink
      September 26, 2011 8:03 pm

      Hey Dontread,

      Surely you have figured this out. If the party leaders can keep us focused on 26. Then we won’t focus on the fact that they are going to allow their contributors to steal from us. I received an invitation for a Phil raiser on the coast. The sponsors list is a “who’s who” of recipients of costly, no bid contracts.

      I know this, wether 26 passes or not nobody is going to force anyone to have, or pay for, an abortion. But once he is elected,,through our taxes and bond debt, Phil will force all of us to pay the cost of rewarding campaign contributors.

  7. Seriousvoter permalink
    September 23, 2011 7:07 pm

    Clones? Are we into that already? It seems to me that some people will do anything and say anything to defeat this amendment. People who are educated and read the posts on this subject have to be shaking their heads. I believe that there is legislation concerning cloning already in place that prohibits this process. Get a grip folks and stop making up stories.

  8. Jen permalink
    September 26, 2011 6:57 pm

    Mississippians for Healthy Families really is nothing but a front for Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Amendment 26 does *not* support cloning. In fact, “Stop abortion and cloning in Mississippi!” is one of its taglines. More answers here: http://www.yeson26.net/frequently-asked-questions.aspx. Vote “Yes” on November 8th and speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves.

    • Ron Williams permalink
      September 26, 2011 7:10 pm

      Just so you guys know.. Johnny Dupree is Pro-life. Always has been. Phil conveniently changed from pro abortion to pro-life for his auditor campaigtn. This is a matter of record. So as I have always said, Phils’ actions spealk louder than his words. If you are truly pro-life you gotta vote for the amandment and for Johnny Dupree.

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