Friday, September 23, 2011
Mississippi Dems Hesitate to Attack Embryonic Personhood Amendment
The Huffington Post: As Mississippi Debates Extreme 'Personhood' Amendment, Advocates Ask Where Are The Dems?, by Laura Bassett:
WASHINGTON -- Mississippians are set to vote on a ballot measure this November that would redefine the word "person" in the state constitution to include undeveloped embryos. Members of the medical and legal communities have raised concerns that the amendment could have unforeseen, far-reaching implications for women's health, such as banning certain kinds of birth control, in vitro fertilization and stem cell research.
But state Democrats have been cautious of publicly opposing or even questioning the amendment for fear of alienating Mississippi's pro-life majority. . . .