defeated Initiative 26, the so-called "Personhood Amendment" that would've banned, not only all forms of abortion, but also certain types of birth control and even in-vitro fertilization, Personhood Mississippi is set to announce Tuesday the filing of a new Personhood initiative in Mississippi via telephone conference.
Initiative 26 sought to enshrine, within the Mississippi State Constitution, a definition of person that would include "every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof." Since a fertilized egg isn't even a pregnancy until it implants, this would've meant that, under Mississippi law, you would have a person before you even had a pregnancy. The extremity of this measure was what, ultimately, killed the Personhood Amendment, even in Mississippi.
While Personhood USA says the new Personhood Amendment will have a different sponsor, it's not clear how the new Personhood Amendment will differ from the old one. But when we find out during the telephone conference tomorrow at 2:30 CST, I'll be the first to let you know.