Fetus Firsters in Mississippi are reviving the personhood fight — again.
In 2011, voters rejected the notion that eggs are people, too. (@asiangrrlMN wrote about that here.)
But the Fetus Firsters are true believers, and true believers don’t quit — ever. Via Robin Marty at RH Reality Check:
Not content to ever take “no” for an answer, Personhood USA has announced that it is returning to Mississippi to have another go at forcing a vote on an amendment that would grant all rights of legal personhood to fertilized eggs.
Personhood Mississippi filed paperwork for another ballot initiative, and the language of it looks very familiar to those who rejected the 2011 version. Amendment 26 read: “Initiative #26 would amend the Mississippi Constitution to define the word “person” or “persons,” as those terms are used in Article III of the state constitution, to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof.”
According to Parents Against Personhood, this year’s version is just a little different. This year, it’s all about God. “The right to life begins at conception. All human beings, at every stage of development, are unique, created in God’s image and shall have equal rights as persons under the law.”
If at first you don’t succeed, add extra Jesus.[cross-posted at ABLC]