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Maddow on Mississippi's Drive to Call an Embryo a Person and Its Roots in the "Conceived in Rape" Tour


The scariest thing this Halloween is Mississippi's "personhood" amendment, which Rachel Maddow says is a "juggernaut" that will end the legality of fertility treatment, birth control, and abortion as we know it in the state.

This movement began as the kooky, frightening "ccnceived in rape" tour which was on the fringe, but Maddow notes, it quickly moved to the "center of Republican politics" in the conservative state.

"The Personhood amendment in Mississippi has gone from the wingnut/secessionist 'thing' to something that has a lot of conservative weight behind it," Maddow says.

But Maddow also spends time on the "DIY" movement against this proposition which focuses on government getting in between doctors and patients. This movement, Maddow says, is getting more organized, but doesn't have much time.

Watch the segment below.

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AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at October 31, 2011, 5:15am