October 21, 2011 1:41:00 PM
I am frightened at the loss of women's rights. Amendment 26 will take away women's liberties, freedom, and control over their bodies. This amendment is against the Constitution of the United States of America.
We women have had our rights for only a short time and the male population has had life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness much longer so I am writing an amendment to replace Amendment 26. Men will only lose two of their small liberties and this amendment will save the economy, prevent women who terminate a pregnancy accidentally or on purpose from being tried for murder and serving time in prison. I am sure that all men will agree to this amendment to prevent their mothers, wives, sisters, mistresses, daughters, and grandchildren from being prosecuted. I call my Amendment 9-19-90.
1. All men in Mississippi between the age of 9 and 90 shall have bilateral castrations before the end of January 2012.
2. The cost will be paid by the saving Mississippi will have in the year 2013 (and hopefully until the 8-year-olds become old enough to reproduce.)
a. Benefits like Medicaid and Welfare will start declining as soon as the birth rate is zero and the elderly are dying and not replaced. These new savings alone will pay for the castration of millions.
b. Hospitals will be able to close their money losing obstetric units, newborn nurseries, and neonatal intensive care units, thereby saving the hospitals and the State of Mississippi millions of dollars.
c. Obstetricians will save money because, no longer will they need to pay their exorbitant malpractice insurance, plus these physicians will be healthier with less stress, more sleep, and more regular working hours.
d. Millions of dollars will be saved by no longer needing infant childcare, social workers for foster children, and free immunizations by the state health departments.
e. Productivity in companies will improve with no women needing maternity leave. Companies will he able to negotiate cheaper health insurance for their employees.
3. By 2019 there will be added savings and school taxes can be decreased. Schools will be able to fire all their kindergarten, lst, and 2nd grade teachers and close all those unneeded classrooms. There will be fewer school buses needed.
Please men don't take away women's rights; vote NO to Amendment 26, but honestly remember 9-19- 90 would save Mississippi millions of dollars, and it would only take away two little male liberties.
eddie commented at 10/21/2011 3:53:00 PM:
A women does NOT have the right to murder her baby.
I will vote "Yes" to Amendment 26.
frank commented at 10/21/2011 5:54:00 PM:
God help us.
columbus via kossuth commented at 10/21/2011 7:00:00 PM:
I have a novel idea for you Pro Choice folks a preemptive strike at choice if you will, how about choosing to keep your knees together ladies and guys, keep the big head between the ditches and the other one in your britches. Simple fix.
As for rape and incest, "IF" it is fact allow the ladies to abort if they so choose to but you other ones who just lay down and get (LADIES) and or make (GUY's) a bun in the oven, make better choices. No Abortion for you!!!
jls commented at 10/21/2011 9:57:00 PM:
Dispatch staff, I am completely disgusted that you printed such utter rubbish!!!! This has got to be the MOST senseless letter that I have read in my life!!!! Please delete it without delay!!!!!!
kj commented at 10/22/2011 1:10:00 PM:
This bill is about far more than abortion. Passage of this measure will cost Mississippi millions of dollars and will ultimately be overturned. We're being used to push an unconstitutional agenda by unscrupulous people from Florida because we have the least-educated population in the country.
roscoe p. coltrain commented at 10/23/2011 6:33:00 AM:
Kossuth: the way you talk about sex and pregnancy tells me you have the maturity of a 9 year old. I'm just guessing now, but I bet you giggle when you fart too. You should refrain from commenting... you're not qualified, probably frigid, and possibly even still a virgin for obvious reasons.
It isn't by accident this bill was to be tested in this state. They knew this area was ripe with braindead church-a-holics who could easily be led around by their noses, as they always are.
So here they are, nod'n their heads as if they know something, still insisting they know best how to live your life, and spitting venom at anyone who doesn't nod with them.
Meanwhile, the whole world is laughing and pointing at the hicks with the tiny little minds.
missmississippi commented at 10/25/2011 12:37:00 PM:
Congrats, Ms Cathey! Your letter was smart & wickedly funny. K. J. & Roscoe, too, seem to understand that this is about much bigger issues. I am relieved to know that we have some real thinkers here.
I am a woman who would not have an abortion. However, this is about our reprodictive rights & personal freedom. If there were no child abuse, no children living in poverty, no children who are basically disposable, then I would not believe in abortion. If we could only save the children who are alive, then I would be proud of this state.& this country.We are doing a horrible job with the ones already here. Priorities are askew & living children are suffering.
pat henry commented at 10/31/2011 1:58:00 PM:
Sandra, you're just bat poop crazy!!!
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