6th June 2011
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"Personhood" is on trial today, as the JFP is reporting:
Jackson Attorneys Robert McDuff and J. Cliff Johnson will stand before the full Mississippi Supreme Court today at 1:30 p.m. and explain why a ballot initiative giving rights to microscopic human eggs amounts to an illegal modification of the state constitution.
The plaintiff attorneys, who are working on behalf of two Lafayette County residents, oppose a 2-year-old effort by Personhood Mississippi to collect more than 130,000 signatures affirming a personhood-rights ballot issue. The organization successfully submitted the signatures to the secretary of state’s office in February 2010, and the issue is scheduled for the November ballot…
Follow the link to read the whole story in the Jackson Free Press.
26th October 2010
Very disappointing, to say the least. It’s also disappointing that the CL calls “personhood” simply “anti-abortion” because it goes so far beyond that one issue.
A Hinds County judge has ruled in favor of allowing an anti-abortion initiative on Mississippi’s 2011 ballot.
“(The initiative) 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,” Judge Malcolm Harrison ruled in an order signed today.
The ballot initiative would allow voters to decide whether Mississippi’s Constitution should be amended to define life as beginning at conception.
Supporters of the “personhood” amendment gathered more than 106,000 signatures to get it on the ballot in 2011.
The lawsuit, filed by two Oxford women, had argued that the initiative process cannot be used to rewrite the state Bill of Rights — which they said the personhood amendment would do.
The case is expected to be appealed to the state Supreme Court.
Via the Clarion Ledger
26th October 2010
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Via: moreapologies: femblr:
British women who want to terminate a pregnancy are being confronted by Christian protesters picketing abortion clinics, in a copy of tactics used by hardcore anti-abortionists in the US.
A Texas-based religious group, which has support and funding from hundreds of American churches, has been holding protests outside Marie Stopes House in central London, one of Britain’s first modern abortion clinics.
It is the first time that the group – called 40 Days for Life – has targeted an abortion clinic in mainland Britain.
This really, really upsets me. CHOICE!