09/01/2011 11:29 am ET | Updated Oct 31, 2011

Failed Colorado Personhood Amendments Revived In Mississippi In Effort To Overturn Roe v. Wade

Colorado voters in 2008 and 2010 roundly rejected “personhood” initiatives that aimed to grant full legal rights to human eggs from the moment of fertilization. The national organization behind the idea, Personhood USA, then took its campaign to Mississippi, betting the state’s large bloc of religious voters might put it over the top and set the stage to challenge Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in 1973.

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