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Battle over Personhood Amendment Puts Mississippi in the Spotlight

WLOX 13,  Oct 1, 2011

Initiative 26, known as the personhood amendment, will go before Mississippi voters in November. If the amendment passes, it would alter language in the state constitution to declare life beginning at the moment of fertilization. A statewide campaign, YesOn26, is pushing the effort. Field coordinator Reid Guy says the initiative would put a stop to abortions across the state. Opponents of the measure, like Vote No On 26 campaign consultant Stan Flint say the initiative would be an overreach and interference of the government into personal and private medical decisions.

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