On November 8, Mississippi voters will decide on a constitutional amendment that would grant personhood to every fertilized egg. As we’ve been reporting on the show, Initiative 26 would outlaw abortion along with popular kinds of birth control and likely fertility treatments, too.
Without money for much more, the pro-choice side has relied on homemade signs and videos. Now, the last and only clinic that provides abortion in all of Mississippi has managed to buy some billboards – one funny-scary, one scary-scary. The Jackson Women’s Health Organization sends these pictures of the ads they bought “with the support and funds of people across Mississippi, the country and even the world.” They’ve got eight billboards now, from Biloxi on the coast to Oxford, home of Ole Miss, and three more on the way next week.