Archive | October 6th, 2011

Push for ‘personhood’ creates uncertainty for state businesses

October 6, 2011

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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 […]

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

October 6, 2011

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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 […]

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‘Personhood’ campaign wants birth control out of the debate

October 6, 2011

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Yes on 26 campaign director Brad Prewitt is quickly irritated at the mention of “birth control” and the possibility a Nov. 8 victory for his coalition’s “personhood” amendment would restrict doctors from prescribing contraceptives. His organization, he says, wants to outlaw abortion and the “morning after” pill in the state — not birth control or […]

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iSad: Remembering Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011

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By Stephen McDill Where were you when Steve Jobs died? I was browsing iTunes when I got a text on my iPhone delivering the sad news. It was a couple hours before I was ready to turn on the TV and watch the reports. Now I am writing this post on my Power Mac G4. […]

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Orr: “State fair is our biggest event”

October 6, 2011

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Billy Orr of the Mississippi State Fair Commission discusses running a fair during a recession, the jobs it creates and how money is going toward updating the Mississippi Coliseum.

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