Here We Go Again: Personhood, Part II.


Those pushing a proposed amendment to the Mississippi constitution that would define life as beginning at conception are now ready to begin collecting signatures. The proposal, which will be known as Initiative Measure No. 41, is similar to the Personhood initiative voters rejected by 58 percent in November 2011, but the language differs somewhat. The … Continue reading Here We Go Again: Personhood, Part II.

Chris McDaniel: Despite SCOTUS Ruling on Healthcare Law, “Right-to-Privacy” Contradiction Offers Glimmer of Hope for Mississippi Challenge


BY: Chris McDaniel @senatormcdaniel In the Supreme Court's recent decision affirming Obamacare's individual mandate, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended the mandate to carry health insurance, but then recognized that the Constitution still limited Congress from imposing other mandates. “Other provisions of the Constitution also check congressional overreaching,” Ginsburg wrote. “A mandate to purchase a particular … Continue reading Chris McDaniel: Despite SCOTUS Ruling on Healthcare Law, “Right-to-Privacy” Contradiction Offers Glimmer of Hope for Mississippi Challenge

Oh yeah, big surprise: Key chairman in Miss. Senate raises concerns about bills on immigration enforcement, abortion


Immigration-enforcement and abortion-regulation bills face tough scrutiny under a deadline in a Mississippi Senate committee. Tuesday is the final day for Senate committees to act on general bills that have already passed the House, and for House committees to act on those that have already passed the Senate. Senate Judiciary B Committee Chairman Hob Bryan, … Continue reading Oh yeah, big surprise: Key chairman in Miss. Senate raises concerns about bills on immigration enforcement, abortion

Personhood battle shifts to Mississippi Capitol


JACKSON, Miss. – The blistering fight over whether Mississippi law should define life at conception is expected to continue this year by way of the Legislature. Voters soundly rejected the so-called "personhood amendment" with 58% of the vote in November, but anti-abortion advocates say they have hope in the Capitol. "Were going to work with … Continue reading Personhood battle shifts to Mississippi Capitol

Quay County Sun–Anti-abortion activists should change tactics


Anti-abortion activists in today’s headlines are not politically savvy and don’t care to change. Unless they agree to play by conventional rules of politics, they will continue to lose. In losing, they won’t save the unborn. It can be fun to indulge extremism, rejecting compromise and political alliances that may water down the purity of … Continue reading Quay County Sun–Anti-abortion activists should change tactics

Alabama abortion foes ready with legislation despite Mississippi loss


MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Abortion opponents in Alabama are not being deterred by the defeat of a constitutional amendment in Mississippi saying left begins at fertilization. Republican Sen. Phil Williams of Rainbow City has already prepared legislation for the session starting Feb. 7 to put a constitutional amendment to voters that would effectively ban abortion. His … Continue reading Alabama abortion foes ready with legislation despite Mississippi loss

Mississippi GOP and conservatives in danger of losing the PERS battle and the messaging war.


"Republicans have to provide the rank-and-file with information ammo, and we have to learn to look past the single mindedness of the current battle and develop strategies to win the war." BY: B. Keith Plunkett The three initiatives coming up on the November ballot in Mississippi are conservative red meat. It’s that simple. They will … Continue reading Mississippi GOP and conservatives in danger of losing the PERS battle and the messaging war.

Salter–Voters likely to pass key ballot initiatives


The November general election ballot already bodes well for conservatives in general and the Mississippi GOP in particular, but the three ballot initiatives that confront state voters will make the difference -- as they were intended -- between a moderate conservative turnout and a heavy one. Republicans in the Legislature worked hard to get Initiative … Continue reading Salter–Voters likely to pass key ballot initiatives

Mother Jones–The Most Radical Anti-Abortion Measure in America | Mother Jones


The most controversial item on the Mississippi ballot this fall is not a politician but rather an idea. In November, Mississippians will vote on an amendment to change the meaning of the word "person" in the state constitution. Under the new language, human life would begin not at birth but at the moment of fertilization. … Continue reading Mother Jones–The Most Radical Anti-Abortion Measure in America | Mother Jones