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Mississippi Personhood Law

Laura Bassett

Personhood Mississippi Tries Again Because Voters 'Were Confused' | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

The advocacy group Personhood Mississippi announced on Tuesday that it plans to revive a fetal personhood ballot initiative that voters just rejected ...

Nina Simone Said "Mississippi Goddam." I Thought It

Rebecca Sive | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

Notwithstanding Mississippi's reputation as an oh-so-backward state, Mississippians -- just like the rest of us -- think carefully as they head to the polls.

Reality Check: Republican Losers Did Not Overreach

Karl Frisch | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Conventional wisdom pushers and the Beltway chattering class have been scrambling to explain the crushing defeat Republicans suffered in last night's off-year election. To hear them spin it, Republicans lost because they "overreached." Ridiculous.

Voters Reject Controversial 'Personhood' Amendment

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi voters Tuesday defeated a ballot initiative that would've declared life begins at fertilization, a proposal that su...

State Measures Against Abortion, Unions, Health Care Laws On The Line

AP | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The questions on the ballot range from undocumented immigration and union rights ...

Laura Bassett

Will Mississippi Voters Ban Birth Control? | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Mississippi voters will be allowed to decide on a ballot measure that defines "personhood" from the moment of fertilization, the Mississippi Supreme C...