Pro-Life Initiatives Hope To Make Ballot
Sid Salter has a recent column where he talks about many of the hurdles a person or organization must go through to have an initiative put on the ballot. The voter identification initiative has received a lot of press and support from lawmakers, but there are a couple lesser-known initiatives worthy of joining the discussion.
The website for the Secretary of State states that Initiative 24 “would amend the Mississippi Constitution to require legal recognition that human life begins and is protected at the moment of fertilization and to forbid taking the life of a person by aiding a suicide attempt or by depriving an unborn person of life. “Person” would be defined (without regard for conditions such as race, sex, age health, function or dependency) to include all stages of biological development from fertilization to natural death.”
You can check out this website to learn more about Initiative 24, including an introduction, full wording of the amendment, and frequently asked questions.
The website states that Initiative 26 “would amend the Mississippi Constitution to define the word “person” or “persons”, as those terms are used in Article III of the state constitution, to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof.”
This initiative is being sponsored by Les Riley, the former Constitutional Party candidate for Secretary of Agriculture. You can learn more about the amendment at Personhood Mississippi.