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Mississippi tries to define human life as beginning at conception. and ban centaurs.

10:18 pm - 01/31/2013
What do you do after you've made abortion de facto illegal in your state by shutting down (almost) all of the clinics? Well, if you're the Mississippi legislature, you resurrect one of the forgotten moments of the George W. Bush presidency—attempt to push through a law criminalizing the creation of "human-animal hybrids."

Human-aniwha? Here's what the bill says:

"Human-animal hybrid," defined (p. 10)



More broadly, the bill basically parrots the failed 2011 Personhood amendment, which sought to redefine human life as beginning at fertilization. The Jackson Clarion-Ledger's Brian Eason helpfully clarifies that "the way the bill is written, it would not outlaw freak accidents in which, say, you were bitten by a radioactive spider and later developed spider-like qualities."

Before the 2012 South Carolina primary, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum told pro-lifers that he was unequivocally opposed to the idea of human-jellyfish (hellyfish) hybrids.

source: Mother Jones
Now with proper LJ cut! also. also, the comments at source provide additional hilarity
fairwells 1st-Feb-2013 03:32 am (UTC)
GOP-think gets more convoluted and desperate with each passing day. It doesn't say anything about genetic manipulation, so perhaps I can grow condor wings and fly one day. lol
alexvdl 1st-Feb-2013 03:41 am (UTC)
I, for one, welcome our new human-animal hybrid overlords.

If they ever come to exist will that make Tumblr Otherkin more or less ridiculous?

Edited at 2013-02-01 03:41 am (UTC)
the_gabih 1st-Feb-2013 09:15 pm (UTC)
They'd probably be queueing round the block for genetic transplants or something.
silver_apples 1st-Feb-2013 03:47 am (UTC)
The important thing to note here is that human-animal hybrids created after the embryonic stage are still allowed, as are cyborgs and human-extra-terrestrial hybrids.
quizzicalsphinx 1st-Feb-2013 04:00 am (UTC)
There go my dreams of populating a remote island with my hybrid abominations.
kishmet 1st-Feb-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
"the way the bill is written, it would not outlaw freak accidents in which, say, you were bitten by a radioactive spider and later developed spider-like qualities."

dead and buried
mad_with_july 1st-Feb-2013 04:19 pm (UTC)
Am I the only one who thought of Krieger?



A.
vulturoso 1st-Feb-2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
I don't mind paying taxes (I actually like funding the infrastructure of our country, golly gee) until I start reading shit like this.

STOP WASTING MONEY ON YOUR PANDERING RELIGIOUS BULLSHIT AND GET OUT OF MY VAJONE.
__fasterfaster 1st-Feb-2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
What? They actually said these things? Seriously?
teacup_werewolf 1st-Feb-2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
The satyr community is rather annoyed at this bill.
bethan_b_bad 1st-Feb-2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
What a load of bull. They're making right monkeys of themselves with this chickenfeed.
peace_piper 1st-Feb-2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
I don't know how I lived my life before I knew the term "hellyfish". Things will never be the same.
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