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Mississippi rejects ‘personhood’ measure

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) — Mississippi voters rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would have defined life as starting at conception, and outlawed abortion and many forms of birth control if passed. “I think voters rejected a measure they understood to be dangerous,” said Felicia Brown-Williams with the Mississippi for Healthy Families Campaign. “They […]

Mississippi voting on ‘personhood’ amendment

November 8, 2011 by walden9 ShareThis Mississippi voting on ‘personhood’ amendment 08 Nov 2011 Mississippi voters are casting ballots Tuesday on an amendment to the state constitution that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception. Initiative 26 would define personhood as “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the […]

Mississippi’s ‘Personhood Amendment’ fails at polls

November 9, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Mississippi’s ‘Personhood Amendment’ fails at polls 08 Nov 2011 Mississippi voters Tuesday defeated a ballot initiative that would’ve declared life begins at fertilization, a proposal that supporters sought in the Bible Belt state as a way to prompt a legal challenge to abortion rights nationwide. The so-called “personhood” initiative […]

Mississippi voting on ‘personhood’

(CNN) — Mississippi voters are casting ballots Tuesday on an amendment to the state constitution that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception. Initiative 26 would define personhood as “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.” Though the text of the amendment is simple, the […]

The ‘personhood’ amendment and misogyny in Mississippi | Ashley Sayeau

Growing up, my half-sister and I lived apart – I, with my mother in Chicago; she, with our father in Memphis. There is a highway connecting the cities that I have ridden countless times. It looks innocuous enough, draped mostly in corn, but I always knew it divided two worlds. For instance, when my sister […]

Mississippi voters evenly split over controversial abortion ballot

Voters in Mississippi are evenly split over a ballot measure which would introduce the toughest anti-abortion restrictions in America by giving all fertilised embryoes the same rights of people. The “personhood amendment”, if passed on Tuesday, would redefine the term “person” to begin at the point of conception, which would outlaw abortion at a stroke, […]

Mississippi to vote on abortion measure

(CNN) — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour offered his support Friday for an amendment to the state constitution that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception, saying he cast his absentee ballot for the measure despite struggling with its implications. “I have some concerns about it,” he said in a statement issued Friday, […]