It’s round two in the push for a personhood amendment in Mississippi. There were signs and rallies for Initiative 26 back in 2011. It was defeated by 58 percent at the polls.
But now there’s a grassroots movement to get a similar measure back on the ballot. There are some changes but the overall goal remains the same. Personhood Mississippi wants the ballot initiative to say, “the right to life begins at conception”.
They got the green light for this new initiative on May 14th. And they’ll have exactly one year to get the necessary 108,000 signatures. They’re hoping to get it on the 2015 ballot.