The people of Mississippi will go to the polls tomorrow to vote on Amendment 26, an amendment to the Mississippi Constitution that will recognize every human being, from conception, as a legal person. The proposed one-sentence state constitutional amendment, Initiative Measure Number 26, reads, “The term ‘person’ or ‘persons’ shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.” Click here for more information on the Yes on 26 campaign.
Personhood USA reported on Thursday night that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour voted “Yes” on Amendment 26 by absentee ballot. The Governor made the announcement at a rally for Republican gubernatorial candidate, and Yes on 26 campaign Co-chair, Lt. Governor Phil Bryant. “I think all in all, I know I believe life begins at conception. So I think the right thing to do was to vote for it,” said Barbour.
Pro-Life Wisconsin is excited about this courageous effort, and we pray for pro-life Mississippians as they vote for life tomorrow.
Click here for a recent op-ed in support of personhood written by Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life.