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CARTER: 'Personhood' amendment gone but not forgotten for Bryant, Romney

The landslide defeat of Mississippi’s so-called “Personhood” amendment is being hailed nationally as a huge victory for women in the Magnolia State. But for Gov.-elect Phil Bryant and GOP presidential nomination candidate Mitt Romney, the amendment will remain a reminder of the dangers of pandering. Confident in the passage of Initiative 26, Bryant proclaimed at a campaign rally in Northern ...

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Republicans win big, 'personhood' defeated

Attorney General Jim Hood is now the only Democrat holding statewide office as Republicans nearly ran the table in yesterday’s elections. Voters also voted down Initiative 26 (“Personhood”), and voted for voter ID and eminent domain restriction. As of 4:48 a.m., here was The Associated Press’ wrap-up of those elections: • Governor (1,815 of 1,876 precincts — 97 percent) — ...

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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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'Personhood' prop splits Mississippi religious leaders

Mississippi religious leaders are split on a “personhood” initiative on next Tuesday’s ballot. Initiative 26 would amend the state constitution to declare life begins at fertilization. The state’s largest religious group, the Mississippi Baptist Convention, supports the proposal, as does the Tupelo-based American Family Association. >> RELATED STORY: Barbour votes for Personhood amendment after all >> RELATED STORY: Op-Ed — ...

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Secretary of State adds cost of initiatives to ballot

JACKSON — Key information involving three initiatives on the Nov. 8 ballot was not included so a reprint has been ordered, the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office said yesterday. Pamela Weaver, spokeswoman for Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, said Attorney General Jim Hood contacted their office last week saying he believed the “fiscal analysis” — the cost to taxpayers for ...

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Read the October 10th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Amy McCullough examines the explosion of solar companies in Mississippi and whether the companies can keep up with the technology. Only time will tell how Twin Creeks and Stion hold up as Mississippians have bet nearly $400 million on green energy companies Also in this week’s paper: >> ‘YES ON 26’ CREATES UNCERTAINTY FOR STATE BUSINESSES: ...

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Op-Ed: Life and Law — The commitment to pre-embryonic personhood

On Nov. 8, we as Mississippi voters, will have the opportunity to express our views about a proposed amendment to the Bill of Rights contained in the Mississippi Constitution (Amendment 26).  Amendment 26 seeks to define the term “person” to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof. Choosing fertilization as the person-defining ...

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