Bad day in conservativeville, eh? First the DC Circuit upholds Health Care Reform, then Ohio voters repeal anti-union legislation, then not one but two women come forward to accuse Herman Cain of sexual misconduct, and now voters in Mississippi (of all places) have handed a resounding defeat to anti-abortion legislation that was expected to pass!
Mississippi Voters RejectMississippi voters rejected a ballot initiative that would have made the state the first in the U.S. to ban abortion by declaring that life begins at conception.
The so-called personhood bid lost yesterday by a margin of about 58 percent to 42 percent, with 84 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. The amendment to the state constitution would have redefined the term “person”to include “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the equivalent thereof.”
This was yet another conservative effort to make an end run around Roe v. Wade. It may have failed in part due to speculation that it would actually outlaw the use of contraceptive pills.