According to U.S. News for October 14, Mississippi voters will be presented with Amendment 26 on their November ballots, an initiative redefining "personhood.” U.S. News wrote: "The amendment would, if enacted, add 'The term "person" or "persons" shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof' to the state constitution."
Is it really that simple? The entire Amendment does indeed read “Should the term ‘person’ be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof?” with spaces for simple "yes" or "no" answers.
Personhood Mississippi, a state organization, represents Mississippi in a coalition of groups across the nation dedicated to passing The Personhood Amendment, along with the American Family Association, Pro-Life Mississippi, The Christian Action Commission of the Mississippi Baptists, Personhood USA, and many individuals opposed to abortion.
Personhood USA is a “grassroots Christian organization founded to establish personhood efforts across America to create protection for every child by love and by law. Personhood USA is committed to assisting and supporting Personhood Legislation and Constitutional Amendments and "building local pro-life organizations through raising awareness of the personhood of the pre-born.”
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