Mississippi Voters to Vote on Personhood Amendment Next Week

November 4, 2011

On Tuesday, Mississippi voters will vote on a state constitutional amendment which will recognize personhood from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.

If passed, the proposed amendment, Proposition 26, will make Mississippi the first state to recognize human life, regardless of one's age or location. The amendment could trigger a challenge to Roe v. Wade, which invented a "right" to abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.

The amendment to the state constitution's Bill of Rights, reads: "The term person or persons shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof." Under the proposed amendment, the personhood of the unborn at all stages of life inside the womb will be recognized and protected under law.

Liberty Counsel attorney Steve Crampton successfully defended the Amendment before the Mississippi Supreme Court. Liberty Counsel's efforts have given the state of Mississippi the historic opportunity to confer personhood upon the unborn. Passage of this simple amendment would be a significant step forward for the rights of pre-born babies.

Please pray for this election as the voters of Mississippi have an historic opportunity to place America on the right side of protecting all human life. The right of all rights is the right to life. Without the right to life, all other rights are illusory. The right to own property means nothing to a corpse.

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