Last year I said, “If a candidate with a D next to their name wants to be successful in 2011, they will still believe in the sanctity of life.” And when we look at the top two Democratic candidates for governor- Johnny DuPree and Bill Luckett- that appears to be true with both men backing the Personhood amendment. Jim Hood, the only incumbent Democratic statewide officer, is also pro-life.
The reason I made this point is because some time in 2008, the Mississippi Democratic Party dropped “sanctity of life” language from their website, as Brian Perry noted in this column from three years ago.
Here is the old language:
Majority in Mississippi