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Group wants legislation requiring midwife certification

JACKSON — A Mississippi group is seeking legislation to require certification for midwives, but the state Medical Association opposes the bills. The Mississippi Friends of Midwives says lack of certification standards is dangerous for mothers and children. More women are giving birth at home and the group argues that standards of qualification would increase the likelihood of safe births. The ...

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Personhood opponents angry over new life-at-conception bill

JACKSON — Opponents say they are angry that Mississippi lawmakers are considering proposals to declare life begins at conception, months after voters rejected a similar constitutional amendment. Several bills would also put new restrictions on abortion in a state that already requires a 24-hour waiting period before any abortion can be performed and parental consent for a minor seeking the ...

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Fillingame introduces bill similar to defeated personhood initiative

JACKSON — A Mississippi senator is proposing an anti-abortion constitutional amendment similar to one rejected by voters last November. Under the plan by Sen. Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, it would be the policy of Mississippi to “protect the life of every unborn child from conception to birth, to the extent permitted by the federal Constitution.” The “personhood” amendment that was rejected ...

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Barbour votes for 'personhood' initiative after all

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said yesterday he voted after all for a state ballot initiative that would declare life begins at fertilization. The Republican said he voted by absentee ballot yesterday because he won’t be in his hometown for Tuesday’s election. >> RELATED STORY: MBJ EDITORIAL — Gov. Barbour shows leadership on Initiative 26 >> RELATED STORY: Personhood ...

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