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Mississippi ‘Personhood’ Amendment Vote Fails

November 8, 2011


Huffington Post, November 8, 2011 by JACKSON, Miss. — 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 was rejected by more than 55 […]

Mississippi Personhood Bill Could Criminalize Doctors Who Perform An Abortion To Save A Woman’s Life

November 4, 2011


Think Progress, November 4, 2011 by Tanya Somanader Physicians and medical associations are now speaking out against Mississippi’s personhood amendment, warning that it is “a dangerous intrusionof criminal law into the provision of medical care.” Specifically, by criminalizing abortion, the measure could “criminalize routine medical practice that intentionally or not terminates a pregnancy” because, according […]