Mississippi Personhood Amendment

Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
So I may be in Canada and pretty far away from this issue, but this is rediculious. So spread the word, even if you're in another country, or even a diff state.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.

RE: Unrequited

Unrequited has been finished but I haven't posted it on LJ yet. The link system is giving me a lot of trouble, so I'm waiting till the problems fixed. You you wish to read the completed story, please visit my account on FF.net under the name pointzero. Thanks and happy reading!

Fic: Save You

Save You

Summary: The war is over, but Seifer is still suffering and Squall just wants to save him.
Warnings: Drug use, CD

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"Seifer come back in."

The blond doesn't move, doesn't respond at all and Squall comes up along side him. The cigarette held in the too thin hand has burned down to the filter and he knows that Seifer is gone again. Lost in his mind, in whatever fucked up place the sorceress sent him to. She's dead and she's still haunting him. It's been three months since the end of the war, three months since he'd killed her. He thought he'd saved Seifer when they freed him, thought that everything would go back but instead, somehow he'd broken him. He wasn't the same man he once was. The egotistic bully had been replaced with something that was barley human. That ate only when the food was placed in front of him, who would lie in bed and stare at nothing until he was told otherwise, that disappeared in his on mind for hours at a time.

He'd been trying so hard to make him better, to fix him.

He tried goading him at first, tried to make him angry, make him react, their roles reversed. Instead he made the man cry and break a little more. Then he switched it around. He loved the man like he had always wanted too, back when he was sure he was hated and it seemed to work. Except the nightmares that kept him up, kept them both up. The ones that came during the day to, like waking dreams. Alcohol helped, helped them both deal with it and the drugs stopped the dreams. But it wouldn't work forever and the others where worried, suspected something. They wanted to send Seifer away to been taken care of 'properly', they wanted their Commander back. Sober.

Well fuck them.

But sometimes he thinks, knows he's never been quite this close to Hell before and it almost scares him.

Seifer's back now, and the blond sways in place from the alcohol and cocaine still evident on the coffee table, his face oddly flushed from the cyanide that Squall had slipped into the white powder, his eyes glazed over but knowing. Knowing something wasn't right but couldn't collect his thoughts long enough to work it out. Taking the man's hand, he leads him back to bed, lays him down and cradles him in his arms. Feels his breathing slow, feels him gasp and sputter for breath, feels as it finally stops.

And all he can think is that he'd finally saved him.

Reaching over to the side table, he grabs the small capsule and swallows it and he lays back down with the still blond in his arms, and lets it all take him away.

Book Meme

Game rules: grab the book closest to you right now. Open to pg. 56. Choose the 5th sentence. Publish as your status/post/tweet/what the hell ever and write these rules as a comment. Don't choose the book you like best or think is the coolest, but the one that is closest.
Next part: Run with that sentence. Write what you would want as the next sentence. If you see this around, jump in and write another sentence.

Kay, I'll do this with three different books.

Dumpsters in starlight, hulking and oudorous, bracketed back entrances to resterants and shops. He waited in the shadows, studing the darkness; listening intently to the night.

"Well, what?" I said, smecking.
"Well your face!" He replied laughing.

We went back to the testing lab and tested our patients on this task. They were very unresponsive to the commands, but we suspected several may have been dead.

Hey that was fun.