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Personhood people must have amnesia

Not withstanding his performance at the Republican convention last year, Clint Eastwood has delivered some of the great lines in movie history. Personhood sponsors pushing for another Mississippi ballot initiative that would define life as beginning at conception might want to take a look back at one of Eastwood’s classic films “Magnum Force.” In it, he delivers the great line, ...

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Federal judge continues to block new abortion law

JACKSON — A federal judge yesterday continued to block a state law that threatens to shut down Mississippi’s only abortion clinic and make it nearly impossible for women to get the procedure in the state. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III temporarily blocked the law July 1 and extended that order yesterday, though he did not say when he ...

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Jackson Women's Health: “The governor doesn’t have a uterus”

Betty Thompson, spokesperson for the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, has sounded off on Gov. Bryant’s recent signing of a bill that would further regulate abortion in the state. “The governor doesn’t have a uterus,” Thompson told the MBJ on Tuesday. “I like the governor fine but he’s not a woman. They want to push us back to 1940 and ...

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Two abortion-regulation bills die, but one survives

JACKSON — One abortion-regulation bill survived and two died at yesterday’s deadline in the Mississippi Legislature. Supporters of the surviving measure say it could slow down or even shut Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic, which is in Jackson. The Senate Public Health Committee passed House Bill 1390, which would require any doctor performing abortions to be a board-certified OB-GYN with ...

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Bill approved requiring abortion doctors to be OB/Gyn certified

JACKSON — Doctors at Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic would be required to be certified in obstetrics and gynecology and have privileges to admit patients to local hospitals under a hotly contested bill that passed the House yesterday. During a debate that lasted more than an hour, opponents argued the requirement could close the clinic in Jackson if no doctor could ...

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Anti-abortion groups pushing for another personhood vote

JACKSON — Mississippi groups that oppose abortion said yesterday they want voters to again cast ballots on a state constitutional amendment to define life as beginning at conception. The so-called “personhood amendment” was defeated by a wide margin when it appeared on the November 2011 ballot. Similar amendments died in the legislature this session. Groups including Pro-Life Mississippi, Personhood Mississippi ...

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GOP agenda reflected in bills, amendments filed in Legislature

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are sponsoring bills to tighten restrictions on abortion, crack down on immigration, expand the use of charter schools and limit the power of the attorney general. Yesterday was the deadline to file general bills and constitutional amendments to be considered during the 2012 session, which began in early January and is scheduled to end in early ...

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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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Personhood continues to show disconnect from reality

The supporters of the personhood initiative that failed during the last General Election are pointing to a new post-vote poll that they say shows clearly why personhood was defeated. But, maybe their interpretation of the poll is more telling about why the anti-abortion effort lost and just how disconnected at least of its supporters seem to be. According to a ...

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Personhood supporters form political action committee

NEW ALBANY — Supporters of the so-called personhood movement, which defines life as beginning at fertilization, have formed a political action committee (PAC) to help elect anti-abortion candidates and to educate voters. The Mississippi personhood amendment was defeated by voters Nov. 8. Les Riley and the board of Personhood Mississippi announced Wednesday that they have created the Personhood Mississippi Political ...

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