Initiative 26 goes before MiInitiative 26 goes before Mississippi voters on November 8th, offering them the chance to codify the most extreme restrictions on reproductive rights anywhere in the state constitution. By conveying the rights of personhood on a fertilized egg, it opens the door to banning, and potentially even pressing criminal charges for the use of, universally accepted birth control practices.

Kate Sheppard is the author of Then They Came for Your Birth Control, published in Mother Jones Magazine, and she joins us to provide some background on this initiative – as well as analysis on the far-reaching possible effects of its passage.

Hear the extended interview below.ssissippi voters on November 8th, offering them the chance to codify the most extreme restrictions on reproductive rights anywhere in the state constitution. By conveying the rights of personhood on a fertilized egg, it opens the door to banning, and potentially even pressing criminal charges for the use of, universally accepted birth control practices.

Kate Sheppard is the author of Then They Came for Your Birth Control, published in Mother Jones Magazine, and she joins us to provide some background on this initiative – as well as analysis on the far-reaching possible effects of its passage.

Hear the extended interview below.

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