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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:45 AM

Mississippi Bill Would Ban Manimals, Mermen, and Minotaurs

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 means any of the following:
i.A human embryo into which a nonhuman cell or a component of a nonhuman cell is introduced so that it is uncertain whether the human embryo is a member of the species homo sapien;
ii.A hybrid human animal embryo produced by fertilizing a human egg with a nonhuman sperm;
iii.A hybrid human animal embryo produced by fertilizing a nonhuman egg witha human sperm;
iv. An embryo produced by introducing a nonhuman nucleus into a human egg;





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


http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/01/mississippi-day-human-animal-hybrid-edition

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Reply Mississippi Bill Would Ban Manimals, Mermen, and Minotaurs (Original post)
octoberlib Jan 2013 OP
EOTE Jan 2013 #1
octoberlib Jan 2013 #6
CBGLuthier Jan 2013 #2
FSogol Jan 2013 #3
dballance Jan 2013 #4
The Straight Story Jan 2013 #5
Morning Dew Jan 2013 #7
Duer 157099 Jan 2013 #8
april Jan 2013 #9
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #10
R. Daneel Olivaw Jan 2013 #11
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #12
Initech Jan 2013 #13


Response to EOTE (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:50 AM

6. Thanks! Forgot to add it. nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:48 AM

2. "God, Shmod, I want my Monkey Man" Bart Simpson

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:49 AM

3. Is there an exception for Santorum being a horse's ass?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:50 AM

4. Too Late to Prevent "Hellyfish." We Already Have Them. They're Called Senate Democrats /eom

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:50 AM

5. Whew, guess they are letting mermaids slide

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:53 AM

7. :(

"...never gonna see a Merman, ever." - Hadley (The Cabin in the Woods)

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:54 AM

8. Seems there are loopholes there

Maybe I will just insert a human nucleus into a nonhuman egg. Huh, what about that?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:57 AM

9. wha about unicorns?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:58 AM

10. I'm really glad I don't live in MS

What a buzzkill if I had to liquidate my minotaur ranch.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:01 PM

11. What about the Kraken?

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:01 PM

12. Does that mean this can't be done in Mississippi?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:10 PM

13. Is the Mississippi legislature on LSD or something?

How can you outlaw something that a) doesn't exist anywhere, and b) is scientifically impossible to begin with?

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