‘26’ backers see amendment as ‘kill shot’ to abortion in U.S.

Law school professors say measure will give prosecutors free hand to ban contraceptives


Published: October 9,2011

Legal scholars who have studied the proposed “personhood” amendment to the Mississippi Constitution can agree on this: They have a much better idea of what the sweeping amendment could do than what it will do.

They also agree that if passed Nov. 8, lawyers representing opponents of the anti-abortion measure will be in federal court the next day. They will argue for an injunction on the grounds it removes constitutional protections established…


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