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ACLU “Monitoring” Personhood Initiative

January 18, 2010
tags: ACLU, ballot initiative, Initiative 26, Personhood Mississippi
by Brett

On Sunday, the Clarion-Ledger picked up on the story that originally ran in the Sun Herald last week regarding Phil Bryant making a call on behalf of the Personhood Mississippi ballot initiative.

In addition to the story line that I talked about on Wednesday, they also had some reaction from the ACLU. As you would imagine that group does not think too much off the ballot drive, and I wouldn’t be too surprised to see a lawsuit either to stop it from making the ballot or to stop it if it receives majority support at the ballot.

Of course, getting to 90,000 signatures is not a given at this point.

Brent Cox, public education coordinator for the group, said they will soon decide on what to do next. He did seem to indicate they may not respond at all. Based on the ACLU’s history, that just seems very unlikely to me.

He said their lawyers are monitoring the initiative here and at the national level. But he did make an interesting point when he added, “What we’re really looking at is if anyone is going to be injured just by the amendment itself.”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mississippi Mama permalink
    January 18, 2010 11:48 am

    What bugged me the most about that article was the big ANTI-ABORTION headline. Ugh, Clarion-Ledger. Know your readers.

    • January 18, 2010 11:54 am

      The CL hasn’t been too concerned about their readers in a long time.

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