Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mississippi Rejects Personhood Amendment

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


The voters of Mississippi, a strong pro life state, have defeated the 'personhood' amendment. Given the amendment's extreme position the voters of this Bible Belt state acted wisely.

The Washington Post - A constitutional amendment that would have defined a fertilized egg as a person failed on the ballot in Mississippi on Tuesday, dealing the so-called “personhood” movement another blow.

Mississippi would have become the first state to define a fertilized egg as a person, a measure which was aimed at outlawing abortion in the state but, opponents contended, would have led to all kinds of unintended consequences.

In the end, those concerns won out in a strongly anti-abortion state. The amendment trailed 59 percent to 41 percent with more than half of precincts reporting.

More @ Los Angeles Times

Via: Memeorandum

4 comments:

  1. Something like this failed two years ago here in Colorado as well.

    It's a bridge too far. The consequences would put the state so far into peoples lives (as it its not there already)...

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  2. Silverfiddle - Yes, and as long as reason prevails it will fail wherever it is attempted.

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  3. Just remember that this is being hailed as a "Democrat victory". Yay. Along with minorities, unborn babies are the targets of the Socialist Party, apparently.

    *shaking head slowly*

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  4. It makes me feel bad that the republican and democratic candidates for governor both supported this extreme position out of fear the ultra pro life zealots wouldn't vote for them.

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