Hate Group To Donate $100,000 To Mississippi Amendment Against Abortion

In a move that the American Family Association described as “not in our normal operating budget,” the Mississippi-based hate group will give more than $100,000 to promote the state’s personhood amendment ahead of its November vote. Proposition 26, which provides that “[t]he term ‘person’ or ‘persons’ shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof,” amounts to an unconstitutional statewide ban on abortions, but it could also interfere with birth-control access. AFA, which was designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2010, is best known for making absurd anti-gay claims such as blaming Nazi Germany’s brutality on “homosexual soldiers.”

Sarah Bufkin