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On June 25th we posted about a Newsweek profile of Personhood USA’s Keith and Jennifer Mason. They’re a married couple who happen to be leaders of the “personhood” movement to define human embryos as legal people, which would effectively outlaw abortion. As it turns out, their house was vandalized two nights later by an individual (or individuals) armed with red spraypaint. The couple woke up to red coat hangers and the words “FUCK YOU” painted on their house’s outside wall. The vandals also shattered the glass of his front door.
Here’s Keith Mason: “I heard a loud noise and thought one of our kids had fallen down the stairs. I ran through a bunch of glass and I saw red—it was surreal; I didn’t know if it was blood on the glass or what. It turned out to be spray paint. There was red paint all over the side of our house. They spray-painted coat hangers all over my sidewalk and door. We called 911. The police were there within three minutes.”
He also said that his three kids were “pretty traumatized,” and that his son started crying when a vacuum-cleaner salesman knocked on the door in the days after the attack.
So, that happened.
Personhood USA’s Keith and Jennifer Mason, a married couple who happen to be leaders of the “personhood” movement to define human embryos as legal people, which would effectively outlaw abortion. Critics charge that personhood could also outlaw some forms of birth control, in-vitro fertilization, and stem-cell research. In a profile we’ve got in the mag this week, Keith Mason disputes these charges, telling his side of the story. Read it, and let’s hear your take w/ a reblog.
Amy Brunson, a 36-year-old dog trainer (and rape victim) who voted against Mississippi’s “personhood” initiative. If passed, it would have banned abortion “from the moment of fertilization.”