Anxiety sets in among medical professionals as a vote on ‘personhood’ amendment nears
‘Yes on 26’ creates uncertainty for state businesses
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…
Related story “‘26’ campaign wants birth control out of the debate”
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- DAVID DALLAS — Roger Wicker: Profile in discouragement
- Tommy Robertson indicted on five counts of embezzlement
- BILL CRAWFORD — More jobs, but fewer with jobs, huh?
- Despite obstacles, craft beer industry growing
- ANITA MODAK-TRURAN — Mississippi’s motion picture renaissance
- Finding your flexible space — Regus banks on high demand for customizable work spaces
- Miss. children's hospital plans $150 million expansion
- Watch out for wildlife while driving on roads, highways
- State's ventures into alt-fuel markets net few jobs