[bumped - Barbara Morrill]
Suck it, forced birthers.
Despite a poll earlier this week showing Mississippi voters split on the Personhood Amendment, voters decided to reject "biological ignorance." So for now, pregnant women won't be cruising in the carpool lanes.
This is a stunning defeat for the forced birthers who were trying so desperately to strip women of their right to life-saving health care. But this victory for those who believe in women's rights—and science—is just the first step in fighting back against this extremism. Because as Mother Jones reported, Republicans in Congress are seeking to create a federal definition of personhood.
So tonight, we celebrate. Tomorrow, we keep fighting.