Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mississippi Voters Determine "Personhood"

From the Huff Post:

Mississippi voters will be allowed to decide on a ballot measure that defines "personhood" from the moment of fertilization, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled last week. The measure could potentially outlaw abortions, birth control, in vitro fertilization and stem cell research across the state.

Measure 26, which will bypass the legislature and go straight to a popular ballot vote, redefines the term "person" as it appears throughout Mississippi's Bill of Rights to include "all human beings from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof." The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit against the proposal earlier this year, not based on its content or constitutionality, but because Mississippi state law says a ballot initiative cannot be used to change the Bill of Rights.

The Mississippi Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit in a 7-2 ruling, saying that it had no power to review any ballot initiative before the actual vote takes place.

Read more here.

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It sounds like the citizens of Mississippi are taking very conservative measures to discourage women from choosing abortion.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | Sep 16, 2011 2:21:25 PM

Evidently, Mississippi is a very conservative state.

Posted by: Tulsa House Cleaners | Sep 19, 2011 5:53:42 PM

Evidently, Mississippi is a very conservative state.

Posted by: Tulsa House Cleaners | Sep 19, 2011 5:53:42 PM

Good, hard working, conservative citizens of Mississippi :)

Posted by: Oklahoma City Divorce Attorneys | Sep 19, 2011 6:48:50 PM

That's a very conservative approach to the issue.

Posted by: Oklahoma City Cleaning Service | Sep 22, 2011 7:49:36 PM

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