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Senate Republicans balk, complicate passage for anti-abortion bill

March 26, 2012

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ajc.com, March 26, 2012 by Jim Galloway A bill to shorten the period during which women may seek abortions passed the state Senate this evening, but not before 13 Republican state senators joined Democrats to substantially change it – raising the possibility that it might not pass before the Legislature adjourns on Thursday. The bill […]

War On Women: Extended Cut

March 13, 2012

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YouTube Video, March 13, 2012 by MoveOn.Org

Mississippi ‘Personhood’ Amendment Vote Fails

November 8, 2011

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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

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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 […]