This video is as I was heading to Jackson for the Mississippi Economic Policy Center convention. The night before, I attended a panel discussion at the University of Mississippi on repro health and social justice. There was a lot of ground covered and to my pleasure the conversation swung to sex-ed and religion in Mississippi.
I was reminded over and over again by women in Oxford that I need to remember the defeat of Personhood was a big deal – it helped unify the movement of women’s rights/repro health in Mississippi. And HB 999, though imperfect, is a huge step forward for something approaching comprehensive sex education. I heard – many times – “baby steps…” when it came to Mississippi’s progress on this and numerous other issues.
This is my second swipe at a video. From the dash of my rental car. SPOILER ALERT: I did not miss the turn off to Jackson.