Mississippi’s proposed ballot initiative intended to recognize legal personhood from conception onward failed to pass on Tuesday, Nov. 8, but its backers resolved to continue their work.
With about 90% of the vote counted on the evening of Nov. 8, Initiative 26 was failing by 58% to 42%.
“Changing a culture — and changing a country — will not happen with one election, and so, it is not unexpected. We thank the over one-quarter of a million Mississippians who voted for Amendment 26,” said Keith Mason, president and co-founder of initiative Personhood USA.
“We vow to continue on this path towards affirming the basic dignity and human rights of all people, because we are assured that it is...READ MORE