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Mississippi voters reject personhood amendment

Catholic World News - November 09, 2011

By a 58%-42% margin, Mississippi voters rejected a state constitutional amendment that would have defined person to include “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.”

The state’s bishops had remained neutral on the measure, and the National Right to Life Committee had discouraged it, arguing that if adopted, the amendment would probably be subject to legal challenge and likely overruled by the US Supreme Court, thus causing a net setback for the pro-life movement.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Nov. 10, 2011 6:05 AM ET USA

    Yes, imagine how many precious lives would have been saved from gruesome death by abortion if our leadership had thought spiritually rather than politically. How do the bishops (remaining 'neutral') and National Right to Life ('opposing'the measure)justify not supporting what is clearly Church teaching - that life begins at conception. Planned Parenthood's leadership is very clear in speaking out for what they believe. Why doesn't our 'leadership' do the same about what we believe?

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Nov. 09, 2011 1:59 PM ET USA

    Somehow, the terms "talk" and "walk" keep coming to mind. Too bad, Mississippi. Who knows what might have happened in your borders if your people had met this challenge with courage.

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