Bring it on! “Personhood amendment” in Mississippi

8 November: let the music begin?

On the 8 November, the voters of Mississippi will be able to vote on the possibility of granting “personhood” to the unborn child, with the consequences you can easily imagine. Basically, one would be a person for the law before being born, with all the protection of the case.

Mississippi being one of the most pro-life States of the US the proposal might well win, and the fact that both major parties support the initiative speaks volumes about the general climate. I wish the initiative all the best.

Surprisingly, a good number of pro-lifers do not support the initiative. The train of thoughts is that this legislative measure will be challenged, probably up to the Supreme Court, where liberals and assorted perverts will take care that Roe vs Wade is confirmed, thus making the battle more difficult.

I struggle to follow the logic. The argument reminds me of those priests saying to us in the Eighties that the Church only fights the battles she can easily win, because to be seen as losing battles damages her reputation and influence in the country. So they prefer to shut up and lose quietly in order not to be seen to have lost openly. Congratulations.

It seems obvious to me that the overturning of Roe vs Wade will not happen without a long, excruciating conflict, dividing the country in the most painful of ways; unless, of course, one is ready to wait for the death of the Sixty-Eighters, with several millions babies killed in the meantime. I cannot see any way of getting Roe vs Wade out of the way without great conflict; the possible confirmation of Roe vs Wade by the above-mentioned liberals and perverts would only exacerbate this conflict and, very possibly, lead to the appointment of other and better judges in due time. Either way, it won’t happen without people noticing, so we had better let them notice now.

As I see it, on the 8 November something huge might happen; something that – irrespective of the probability of survival of such measure in the shirt-ish term – points out to a slow but more and more marked shift in the popular feelings, and to a clear re-adjustment of the debate’s coordinates.

In my opinion, you win wars by fighting them bravely, not by hoping to win without the enemy’s opposition.

I truly hope that on the 8 November a huge cry will rise from Mississippi’s families:

Bring it on!


Posted on November 7, 2011, in Catholicism and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I totally agree with you about fighting the good battle not hunkering down in quiet retreat for something that may not win. Isn’t that a little like the Spies that were sent out by the Children of Israel to survey the land? There seemed to only be 1 brave soul that came back to say “yes the people look big and well equipted for battle but with the Lord on our side we can win!”. I am e-mailing all my prayer warrior friends to start praying for this vote!

  2. Mail on, ladybugranch!

    I have the impression that this initiative, if victorious – which we don’t know of course – can set in motion a rather powerful wheel…

  3. The amendment was defeated. The Catholic bishops of Mississippi and the infamous, ignorant American blogger, Mark Shea sundowned it. Put “Mark Shea blog” into your search engine, go to the posts for 11/08/2011, and you will see the arrogence of Shea and the cowardness of the bishops of Mississippi.

  4. So you know Mr Shea,eh? By correspondance or face to face meeting? And did you always feel the need to take a bath afterward? LOL!

    • Very funny, Stephen!

      As a rule do not criticise other Catholic bloggers (unless there are compelling reasons to do so). Let us say he is not at the top of my list of favourites, but everyone is made his own way.

      More in general, I understand that people who have strong opinions are easily seen as arrogant whereas they are, more often than not, merely passionate. It takes all sorts, I suppose….


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