Mississippi vote could grant civil rights to fetuses

by | Sep. 10, 2011

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Mississippi voters will get a chance to decide in November whether fetuses have a right to "personhood" after the state Supreme Court Thursday rejected an attempt by Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights to keep Measure 26, the "Personhood Amendment," off the general election ballot.

A group called Personhood USA had collected more than 106,000 certified signatures to have the issue included on the ballot Nov. 8. In a news release after the high court's decision, the group called the court ruling the "first hurdle to secure a constitutionally defensible means of protecting the unborn from the earliest stages of life."

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