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Debating Mississippi's 'Personhood Amendment'
A scientist who has worked for more than a quarter-century in reproductive medicine says a Mississippi ballot initiative could hinder the use of in vitro fertilization that helps some couples become parents. An attorney who has defended the "personhood" initiative says the proposed constitutional amendment would show basic dignity to the tiniest human beings who are least able to defend themselves. The scientist, Michael Tucker, and the attorney, Stephen Crampton, were among the participants in a panel discussion Tuesday night at Mississippi College School of Law. They debated Initiative 26, which will be on the Nov. 8 ballot.