11/10/11: MS Personhood Amendment Fails

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The Mississippi Personhood amendment failed on Election Day 58 to 42 percent. The amendment would have outlawed abortion in the state by defining human life as beginning at conception, which is a scientific fact. It was hailed by many pro-lifers as the most significant and most well-supported effort to end abortion in America since the US Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973.

Polls released the day before the election seemed to indicate the measure would pass, and pro-lifers began to get excited about the prospect of striking a heavy blow to abortion that claims more than 3,000 lives every day in America. But, on the night of the election, exit polls showed that many Christians had actually voted against the amendment.

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