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Mississippi Personhood Amendment

Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.


Jan. 1st, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I hope it's a good one for you all!

Merry Christmas!!

Sorry for being absent for the last few weeks, I might have developed a wee bit of an obsession with Bones... sixty two episodes in ~12 days isn't that bad is it?!!

Anyways,

^Courtesy of Dianne Pilkington & The 39 Steps!

Have an amazing day everyone!!
Title: If I Had A Wish I Could  Wish For You
Fandom: Silent Witness
Rating: K
Summary: She had been determined that she would cope with it all. Harry had warned her. As it turned out, he was right. And there's nothing that she can do about it.
A/N: My version of how they could have written in Emilia's pregnancy!
Title comes from the John Denver song 'Sunshine on my Shoulders'
Beta'd by
[info]lovepb (thanks very muchly!) and written for the Tomsharers!

 

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So I took part in the national walk out today and then the protest in the centre of town. The university turn out was pretty pitiful (~20 people), but there was a few hundred people from college, which was great. What made it  extra great was that my history teacher helped to lead the protest (kind of from the side so avoid getting into trouble!)... I'm actually in love with him xD

Gnaawwww Emilia Fox has had her baby girl! It's so lovely! I was starting to wonder whether something had happened, as I think the baby way due at the end of October, so I'm so glad that everything's okay! Congratulations *sends message telepathically*


Presentation evening at school tonight... they're calling it a reunion even though we only left about five months ago... should be fun!
Title: Perfection
Fandom: Merlin/Silent Witness
Rating: PG/13
Characters/Pairings: Harry/Morgana, most characters.
Summary: Perfection causes pain, against Perfection's will.
Warnings: Occasional expletives. Modern AU for Merlin.
A/N: This came from a big squee session between
[info]gem_pinkeh and I! Thanks for the idea hun! Hopefully by the time I post the rest of the fic comes we'll have some graphics too!
Due to time restraints, it may take me a while to post the rest! But I really wanted to get something posted, so here's a (very short!) teaser/prologue!

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Putting It Into Words

If yesterday could have convinced me that there was a God, then today would have brought me right back to atheism.

With each huge disaster in the world comes the reflection on my own life. I know that I've had it pretty easy, and the mining disaster showed me how pathetic my own problems were, and I did spend some time thinking about this yesterday.

This afternoon it was really brought home when I found out that my old biology teacher recently lost her twins, conceived through IVF after years of trying for a baby, when she was seven months pregnant, having to give birth to them. I've not been able to think about anything else all evening, I can't get the image of her proudly showing off her bump before the summer holidays.

We all know that the world is beyond unfair. Shitty things like this happen to such good people every day whilst bastards like my grandfather are still alive (I know I've not spoken about him on here before, but I really don't think that evil's too harsh a word). There's no way that I could ever get my head around that when it comes to God.

I really felt that I needed to write this down; these are just my views on things and it's not my intention to offend anyone of any religion.

Fic: Cover Up The Damage [10/10]

Title: Cover Up The Damage
Fandom: Merlin
Rating: M
Characters/Pairings: Morgana/Arthur, Merlin, Arthur and Gwen
Disclaimer: Not mine!
Summary: The public believe that Morgana le Fay has it all; she’s stunningly beautiful, envied by most women and fancied by most men, she’s going out with ‘Britain’s sexiest man’ and she’s a world-renowned classical pianist. But something has just blown her world apart.
Warnings: Pre-fic Incest (nothing graphic). Expletives. Modern AU.
A/N: Beta'd by thelovelylaura
Thank you to
thisisagift for reviewing the last chapter and to themirrorofsin for all of her lovely reviews.

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Fic: Cover Up The Damage [8&9/10}

Title: Cover Up The Damage
Author:
[info]elphie_uk 
Fandom: Merlin
Rating: M
Characters/Pairings: Morgana/Arthur, Merlin, Arthur and Gwen
Disclaimer: Not mine!
Summary: The public believe that Morgana le Fay has it all; she’s stunningly beautiful, envied by most women and fancied by most men, she’s going out with ‘Britain’s sexiest man’ and she’s a world-renowned classical pianist. But something has just blown her world apart.
Warnings: Pre-fic Incest (nothing graphic). Expletives. Modern AU.
A/N: Beta'd by [info]thelovelylaura.
Thank you to [info]themirrorofsin for reviewing!
Sorry for the delay! I've just realised that I never posted part eight here! Sorry! So here's parts eight and nine together! I'll be posting the last chapter on Monday (I won't have internet before then).

 

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Title: I'm A Little Bit Lost Without You
Rating: K+
Disclaimer: Only OCs and the situation are mine!
Summary:
When Harry gets into a long term relationship, Nikki realises that there might be more to her feelings for him than she had always thought, but it's too little too late for them.
A/N: Thanks to pixiemind for beta-ing and to [info]saffiyascarlett , thisisagift  and gem_pinkeh
for your reviews! Thanks to everyone who has reviewed and thanks in advance to the people who review this chapter =P 
Another SW fic is in the works and there will hopefully be a sequel to this fic! Warnings for soppyness! =P

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Title: I'm A Little Bit Lost Without You
Rating: K+
Disclaimer: Only OCs and the situation are mine!
Summary:
When Harry gets into a long term relationship, Nikki realises that there might be more to her feelings for him than she had always thought, but it's too little too late for them.
A/N: Thanks to [info]pixiemind for beta-ing and to saffiyascarlett , [info]thisisagift  and [info]gem_pinkeh
for your reviews!
I posted this on FF.net a couple of days ago but completely forgot to post it here! Sorry!

Out of interest, do you imagine Hilary to be played by any particular actress? I usually don't, but I did imagine her as Ruth Wilson and thisisagift mentioned that she imagined her as Zoe Tapper, which I think might actually work a bit better! Do any of you have any suggestions?

Anyway, without further delay, here's the next chapter!

 

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Title: I'm A Little Bit Lost Without You
Rating: K+
Disclaimer: Only OCs and the situation are mine!
Summary:
When Harry gets into a long term relationship, Nikki realises that there might be more to her feelings for him than she had always thought, but it's too little too late for them.
A/N: Thanks to pixiemind for beta-ing and to [info]thisisagift  and [info]gem_pinkeh
for your reviews, they are much appreciated!!

 

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Fic: Cover Up The Damage [7/10]


Title: Cover Up The Damage
Author:
[info]elphie_uk 
Fandom: Merlin
Rating: M
Characters/Pairings: Morgana/Arthur, Merlin and Morgause
Disclaimer: Not mine!
Summary: The public believe that Morgana le Fay has it all; she’s stunningly beautiful, envied by most women and fancied by most men, she’s going out with ‘Britain’s sexiest man’ and she’s a world-renowned classical pianist. But something has just blown her world apart.
Warnings: Pre-fic Incest (nothing graphic). Expletives. Modern AU.
A/N: Beta'd by [info]thelovelylaura.
Thank you as ever [info]themirrorofsin for reviewing!
I would love to know whether anyone else on LJ is reading the fic! I'd really appreciate it if you dropped me a note, because as much as I love [info]themirrorofsin 's reviews (and a really do), I am wondering if she's the only reader on here! Thanks! =D
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Title: I'm A Little Bit Lost Without You
Rating: K+
Disclaimer: Only OCs and the situation are mine!
Summary:
When Harry gets into a long term relationship, Nikki realises that there might be more to her feelings for him than she had always thought, but it's too little too late for them.
A/N: Thanks to [info]pixiemind for beta-ing and to the rather lovely thisisagift , gem_pinkeh and sepiaxtoned for reviewing! This chapter's a bit longer, yeay!!

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Title: I'm A Little Bit Lost Without You
Rating: K+
Disclaimer: Only OCs and the situation are mine!
Summary:
When Harry gets into a long term relationship, Nikki realises that there might be more to her feelings for him than she had always thought, but it's too little too late for them.
A/N: Rubbish summary (again), sorry! Thanks to gem_pinkeh for the prompt. The fic wondered away from it, but I think it still works as a title! Thanks to pixiemind for beta-ing!


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