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Mississippi's Personhood Amendment Would Do More Than Ban Abortions

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Mississippi's Personhood Amendment Would Do More Than Ban Abortions


On Nov. 8, Mississippi voters will decide on Measure 26, which would amend the state’s constitution to define human eggs at the moment of fertilization as “persons.” Under this definition, a variety of reproductive health options would be labeled murder.

Intended to prevent abortions in a state that has already vastly restricted women’s reproductive rights, the effects of the measure would go far beyond the doors of the state’s lone abortion clinic.


  1. HERB October 28, 2011

    This law has no basis or ground for proof of personhood beginning at fertilization. Where is the scientific proof and any other kind of proof. It’s not there. Just more regressive punishment of females in the south and in a Republican run state. I am from Mississippi and glad I am FROM and no longer there.

  2. sobedem October 28, 2011

    Isn’t if funny that the people that scream most about “government intervention” have no problem with the government interfering in a womans most private decision. Of course as I always say, if men could get pregnant none of these bullsh#t laws would exist.

  3. eugenecarolan October 28, 2011

    I like the idea of states rights and if Mississippi citizens wants to go backwards with excessive legislation that harms their people, they should have that right. I do agree with sobedem’s opinion but still Mississippians have the right to make laws that apply t their people. Yes, there are dangers that other restrictive states will follow but there will also be liberal suits intended to override any new MS law. I don’t think I’ll be moving to MS anytime soon.

  4. old34 October 28, 2011

    I don’t think that ANYONE will be moving to Mississippi soon.

  5. Sharon October 31, 2011

    yes, state have the rights to add laws to their books, however, does it not behoove said state to explain the ramifications of said law. Don’t lawmakers have the resonsibility of explaining to what extent a law like this will effect the populous?
    to further embellish sobedem’s statement: I believe that if men got pregnant it would be their inalienable right to get an abortion


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