Anxiety sets in among medical professionals as a vote on ‘personhood’ amendment nears

‘Yes on 26’ creates uncertainty for state businesses


Published: October 9,2011

Tags: Amendment 26, embryo, human being

Casting the human embryo into the Mississippi Constitution as a living person promises to bring “drastic change” to the way medicine is practiced in Mississippi, the president of the Mississippi State Medical Association predicts.

The unknowns are immense, but you could see physician defections to other states and a migration of patients to Tennessee, Arkansas and other border states, says family practitioner Dr. Tom Joiner, who will be guiding the association through May.

And you could see fewer startup practices, he adds. “This certainly wouldn’t be where you’d want to establish…


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