Skip to comments.Miss. defeats life at conception ballot initiative
Posted on 11/08/2011 7:53:00 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi voters shot down a referendum Tuesday that would have effectively banned abortions in the state, rejecting an initiative that said life begins at conception.
The so-called personhood initiative was rejected by more than 55 percent of voters. If it had passed, it was virtually assured of drawing legal challenges because it conflicts with the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a legal right to abortion.
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Damn. If that can’t pass in Miss. it can’t pass.
It went too far, even some conservatives didn’t like it. Anytime this type of initiative comes up, it needs to me made clear that a women’s life would never be on the table, as in the case of a tubal pregnacy, for example. The Repulican governor made this same point.
The majority have been brainwashed to reject basic scientific and biological facts.
Simply establishing that life begins at conception, a scientific and biological fact, is now too extreme for “some conservatives”??
Then this country deserves to be doomed I guess.
Totally true. Whether we like it or not, America is not absolute on abortion. Either way. Very few people support NO abortion even to save the life of the mother, just like only a few % support partial birth abortion (when it’s clearly explained and not couched in flowery liberal language).
I believe that is a very disgusting thing to say.
Somehow the PP people never, ever get accusations of racism pinned on them, even though the statistics of black vs. other fetuses killed in abortion are what they are today and even though Margaret Sanger would have fervently wanted this outcome.
Irony poor much?
Sad. And our nationwide holocaust continues.
I totally agree.
Did the text of the proposition come short in this manner, or did its “official explanation” come short? That this is never intended to apply in cases where the life of the mother is in danger?
It’s a disgusting FACT to NOTE!
Tell me again how you impugn the entire state saying they “love dead black babies”. I don’t live there but this is racism at its core and nothing else.
And, fortunately, it removes one of the ways that Republicans could blow the presidential election; probably the most disappointed people in the country that this failed are Obama and his advisors, who were probably salivating at being able to run against it nation-wide.
Heck, forget the miscarriages - what about the failure of a fertilized egg to implant in the uterus, which happens constantly?
Any supporters of the Mississippi proposal - if you or or wife actually discovered that you had a fertilized egg that failed to implant, would you name it, call all your family members, and have a funeral?
And if you're not TRYING to discover all the fertilized eggs that aren't implanting, isn't that gross contempt for human life?
If love is an action rather than a feeling, the statistics argue it eloquently.