Skip to comments.Court Rules that Mississippi's Personhood Initiative Will be on 2011 Ballot
Posted on 10/26/2010 9:58:37 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
JACKSON, MS - Today Judge Malcolm Harrison ruled in state circuit court that Personhood Mississippi can be on the state's ballot in the November 2011 election. This lawsuit was filed by the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, who were seeking to keep Initiative 26 off the ballot, in spite of the fact that it received more than the required number of signatures.
Personhood Mississippi is an organization working to prevent abortions by amending the state Constitution to include the unborn in the definition of "person." The organization gathered more than 100,000 signatures in support of the proposed amendment, which is 10,000 more than necessary. This was despite Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's interpretation of the law that resulted in an early cutoff date, which prevented a number of signatures from being counted.
Judge Harrison stated, "Plaintiffs carry a heavy burden in attempting to restrict the citizenry's right to amend the Constitution. Initiative Measure No. 26 has received more than the required amount of signatures to be placed on the ballot and the Constitution recognizes the right of citizens to amend their Constitution."
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, which represented Personhood Mississippi, said, "The right to life is the right of all rights. Without the right to life, all other rights are illusory. The Declaration of Independence acknowledges that the right to life is the foundation of all rights. America needs to return to a culture of life."
Steve Crampton, Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel for Liberty Counsel, commented: "We commend Judge Harrison for his commonsense ruling and for allowing this modest and imminently reasonable measure to proceed to the ballot, where every Mississippian will have the chance to vote to protect every human life."
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Good on ya Mississippi!
Les Riley being interviewed by Bryan Fischer about today’s decision:
God bless everyone pro-life.
Thank you for posting this wonderful news for FReepers to see here, EternalVigilance.
Superb! That WILL pass in MS!
Montana almost had a similar initiative on the 2010 ballot but it didn’t get the required number of signatures to be considered.
Great news, but you do know that if it passes then it won’t be a month before some corrupt, socialist, slimeball judge rules it unconstitutional.
I pray more in Miss will vote in favor of personhood and against the FRAUD of Roe and Doe. Fundamental law in America
declares the self evident truth that all men are Created equal;that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights;that among these are Life:” doesn’t say squat about a woman having any right to deny the life in her womb, doesn’t say anything about abortionists or planned parenthood having any right to deny life or decide who will have life and who will not.I keep hearing 80% of my fellow
from Colorado oppose personhood-that’s a whole lot of useful idiots.
and the vote fraud will make it disappear forever.
Not only will they not get a personhood amendment, our new overlords will decide that children of all ages are “non-persons”.
Not only that but if it goes to the USSC, it will put the court into a dilemma. They will be caught between a woman's right for abortion and an unborn child's right to life.
My guess is the court will side with the woman's right to abort.
I believe it will take an amendment to the Constitution for them to rule otherwise. JMHO