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Sunday, November 06, 2011


Julia Holcomb

Thank you. That was beautifully written.


Sam, WOW. Wow on so many levels. This was such a wonderfully written piece, it showed strength and courage. I agree whole-heartedly with you and I am so grateful that you have the courage to stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves. I am still shocked by this initiative, it scares the hell out of me. We were talking about the Civil Rights movement the other day in class and one of my students made a statement that was basically saying that once you have equal rights, then nobody can take them away. I told them that ANY rights can be taken away if you get a majority. This is a perfect example of that. I wish I could come to Mississippi and vote too. I will be praying for this initiative to FAIL. Thank you for all of your good work. xoxo

Tywanna Benedict Janies

I cant help but think that the babies not created by IVF are supposed to replaced by the "blessing rape babies" in the minds of anti-choicers.

This was a beautifully written and powerful message and though I dont live in Mississippi, I stand by your efforts to prevent this tyrannical, puritanical and frankly, misogynic war on women. I hope your efforts in MS prevent this from spreading to other states (like Louisiana, where I'm from and Virginia, where I currently live),


This is an incredible post that I wish I'd had the courage to write.


Fantastic post, Sam. Amazing. I lived in Colorado during both of the attempts at this same "personhood" amendment; thankfully neither attempt was successful, though it got more support the second time around which made me really sad. I'm not a religious person, but I'm fervently hoping that the choices of women in Mississippi are not severely curtailed and this initiative doesn't pass.


Beautifully written. Thank you!


Thank you for writing my thoughts down and putting them out there for others to see. I have also wrestled with this issue and have been in disagreements with members of my church over this. It is not an easy topic, nor is 26 the easy answer that many supporters make it out to be.


Beautifully written, heartfelt, and I hope it provoke second thoughts in the audience it needs to reach.

Kelly S. Lowe

Thank you! Very well written.
I am a mother of an IVF baby & terrified my chances of having another will be taken away.

Bobby Kearan

Wonderfully written and well thought out! There are people who support you and your views on this issue.


I commend you and whole heartedly agree with what you have written. It is very scary to me that the people of Mississippi would even consider passing this. I will be sad and ashamed if the people of MS have so little disregard for the health and well being of women to pass something this barbaric. Keep doing what you're doing!

Amanda Boozer

I'm a Mississippian watching this debate unfold from my school in Boston, and I absolutely hate being stuck on the sidelines, worried sick about the possible implications of this amendment. Thank you for so powerfully conveying everything I've been feeling but have been unable to articulate.


amazingly well said!


I have been really fearful of reading the articles about Mississippi's current debate (and I wouldn't have known about it except for you), but then today I read that the Catholic bishop in Jackson actually did NOT take a position. I can't tell you how relieved I am about that. It's such a charged and difficult issue, for me and for many Catholic women, but I've really been proud of you for doing so much research and soul-searching, and speaking out. I'm sure something similar could come to Georgia any time. So I thank you for helping me go deeper on my feelings about it all. Prayers for Mississippi are going up from me!

Also, I think the name of your blog is proud of you today. Hee hee. ((hugs))


You should write in the middle of the night more often! :) This was wonderfully written, and I think your beautiful heart rings clearly through your words.


I'm not sure how this turned out (being from CA) but THANK YOU for your courage to speak out. I always treasure your heartfelt, thoughtful posts.

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