Opponents Object to 'Life at Conception' Proposals

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Opponents say they're angry that Mississippi lawmakers are considering proposals to declare life
begins at conception, months after voters rejected a similar constitutional amendment.

Clinton resident Fran Peacock said that lawmakers are declaring "war on women" with new proposals that would recognize legal rights for fetuses.

House Concurrent Resolution 61 is a constitutional amendment that would define "person" as "all human beings from conception to natural death."

The amendment last November would've declared life begins at fertilization. It was rejected by 58 percent of voters amid concerns that it would hamper invitro fertilization or ban some forms of birth control.

Terri Herring of Madison, national director of Pro Life America Network, says she believes voters were misinformed by Planned Parenthood and other groups that spent money to defeat the

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  • by mm Location: county on Mar 6, 2012 at 08:46 AM
    just another attempt to keep voting on something until a certain group gets what they wants. we, the people, are to ignorant to know what we want, according to some leaders!!!
  • by jr Location: meridian on Mar 4, 2012 at 01:03 PM
    "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." Jeremiah 1:5 Christians don't "pick and choose" from the Bible. A true Christian believes every word as truth.
  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on Mar 4, 2012 at 09:21 AM
    hey go back and read the history of nazi germany. the people said no, and the government just went around them and did what they wanted. sounds the same to me here.
  • by cw on Mar 3, 2012 at 08:54 AM
    what more money to vote this down?NO MEANS NO
  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on Mar 2, 2012 at 03:30 PM
    we voted on this. most of the people said we do not want this. now what we need to do is get a list of the people in jackson who vote "for" this and go to the poles and vote against them come re-election time.
  • by j-juan Location: Meridian on Mar 2, 2012 at 02:58 PM
    It's funny how Christians take things from the bible 2 justify what they wanna do. They're against abortion but they were for bombing them innocent ppl in Iraq. Terriozied them killed there ppl and the same one's are saying no 2 abortion. But they say they was right and the good ole USA gotta answer for killing them Iraqis cause if they bomb us they're terriorist, and all the hatred they have for Obama it's hate not dislike of his policies. Let's ask Jesus is it hate or dislike. Remember he knowos your heart
  • by glc on Mar 2, 2012 at 02:56 PM
    people cant feed their pets put them out at dumpsters its ok yet people try to give rights to in a sense to a "tadpole"it sound bad but its to the point. there are people that cant take care of a hamster,dog,etc. force them to raise a baby or out them up for adoption. then people want to complain about all the tax etc. god will not pay your bills. complain about wellfare some more
  • by concernedgal Location: MS on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM
    I agree with LCREZ! Maybe if people educated themselves on the horrific, painful (to the baby) procedure of abortion they would change their minds. Women still have the right to choose - choose to have unprotected sex or not. Murder is not a means to cover up irresponsible behavior. Why isn't adoption pushed more as an option for unwanted pregnancy?? The farther away from God we get, the closer we are to this country's destruction.
  • by Will Location: Meridian on Mar 2, 2012 at 11:18 AM
    How does this not usurp the will of the voters? These Christian fundamentalists are bugnutty.
  • by Gregory Location: Collinsville on Mar 2, 2012 at 11:10 AM
    Of course! MORE unwanted babies is what will fix Mississippi's problems!
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