The Mississippi Personhood amendment is an extra dose of scary.
On the other hand, I've long argued that if you feel that abortion is murder, then you should absolutely be prepared to jail doctors and women (and nurses as accessory) for the full jail-term required. That no exceptions should be made for the health of the mother, and that no exceptions should be made for victims of rape or incest. No birth control beyond condoms or pulling out (we all know how well that works!) I seem to recall also a proposal that all miscarriages had to be reported for investigation, perhaps in VA? Absolutely, because you know, if you've smoked or had alcohol or taken any kind of medication or undertaken any kind of plausibly hazardous activity, then you should probably be up on manslaughter charges, if I understand how the law treats killing with intent vs. killing kinda sorta accidentally.
Black and white logic, if that is your belief than those should be the consequences.
I happen to *not* believe that, personally, and I'd be surprised if the Hive Mind were too far apart from my thoughts on the issues.
Anyone here in Mississippi or in a state considering this?
Sometimes I think, "Oh just bring it on." If one state goes down this crazy-ass Handmaid's Tale road, I would hope that other states (and the people inside that state) start to see the repercussions. Like this person I know in town. You're super religious (with a religion that doesn't believe in reproductive therapy), you croon about the "tastefulness" of the Tim Tebow anti-abortion ads during the Superbowl, you're all for personhood amendments, but you've only had your children through IVF and you're not done. Or the neighbor who is also really religious, talks about the horridness of abortion, but depends on HBC between kids to space them out.
This is a brilliant idea, more laws...oh WAIT, noooooooo!