Mississippi’s Personhood Amendment fails

The fate of that issue  — which Catholic bishops declined to support — was one of the more closely watched votes in yesterday’s election.  The amendment was resoundingly rejected. Details: 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 [Read More...]

"Personhood" amendment gains ground

Details, from the New York Times: A constitutional amendment facing voters in Mississippi on Nov. 8, and similar initiatives brewing in half a dozen other states including Florida and Ohio, would declare a fertilized human egg to be a legal person, effectively branding abortion and some forms of birth controlas murder. With this far-reaching anti-abortion strategy, the [Read More...]


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