Wednesday, 2 November 2011
at 12:14 pm by AnneE
Meanwhile on 8 November Mississippi voters will decide on Proposition 26, which affirms that personhood begins at conception. It seeks to add the following sentence to the state constitution: “The term ‘person’ or ‘persons’ shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof.” This would ban virtually all abortions, including those resulting from rape or incest, along with some birth control methods, including IUDs and ‘morning-after pills,’ which prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the uterus. It would also outlaw the destruction of embryos created in laboratories.
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