Senator Proposes Amendment to Protect Life of Unborn

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A Mississippi senator is proposing a constitutional amendment that's similar to one rejected by voters last November.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 555, by Republican Joey Fillingane of Sumrall, says 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 by 58 percent of Mississippi voters in 2011 would have defined life as beginning at fertilization. Opponents worried it would restrict in-vitro fertilization or endanger women with ectopic pregnancies.

Fillingane told The Associated Press Tuesday that he doesn't expect his amendment to even get on the ballot this fall. He says he filed it as a place-holder, in case some lawmakers want to move forward with it.


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  • by Lindsey Location: Meridian on Feb 21, 2012 at 04:18 PM
    Conception is fertilization. When Fertilization STARTS Conception STARTS
  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on Feb 15, 2012 at 04:29 PM
    proposes an amendment, but has no plans to put it on the docket. what a waste of time. here is an idea, propose something that brings jobs to this state, and then, oh this is good, DO something about it.
  • by Wayne Location: Collinsville on Feb 15, 2012 at 02:37 PM
    The people have already spoken, by a significant majority. Legislators like this are the reason Mississippi needs to approve recall elections.
  • by Roger Location: Meridian on Feb 15, 2012 at 12:42 PM
    Wouldn't it be nice if we as NON-ABORTED PEOPLE would protect the life of those who are unable to protect themselves. Ya know, it is just a short step to aborting the old, the crippled, the mentally ill. Caring for a parent who has had a stroke and is unable to care for themselves is a huge burden. Should we allow these parents to be aborted by their children? What if they don't want to go?
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      by vetean on Feb 15, 2012 at 04:27 PM in reply to Roger
      death panel fears again. same song, different verse.
  • by Mike Location: Meridian on Feb 15, 2012 at 11:39 AM
    Why can't these elected officials concentrate on getting jobs to Mississippi?
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