Next Tuesday, on Election Day, those in Mississippi will be voting on a constitutional referendum that would declare all unborn children “persons.”
Proposition 26, which will appear on the ballot in the state, would declare persons as “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the equivalent therof.”
In February 2010, Personhood Mississippi submitted more than 130,000 signatures supporting this referendum to appear on the ballot, which was much more than the 89,285 required.
If the referendum passes, it would be the first law of its kind in the U.S.
My first thought on this referendum is: It’s about time. At the risk of being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union for being Christian, I personally believe that life begins at conception because all life is God-breathed, and I’m not going to apologize for that.
While many on the pro-life side of the aisle have been trying for years to get the government to define the beginning point of life as this or something similar, those on the pro-choice side have struggled to come to a consensus.
Some think when a baby is able to survive on its own, then it is a person. Some think life begins once the baby is born.
Is a simple heartbeat not good enough for them? Or how about the simple fact that the baby is growing?
When exactly do they want to define the start of life? When a child is able to fit into a size six
I certainly applaud the efforts of the Mississippi citizens for taking the initiative to protect innocent life.
It’s kind of hard to have an intelligent discussion about life and abortion when opponents are sinking to vandalism of pro-Proposition 26 signs.
Owners of a southern Mississippi gas station had to call police when a woman attacked a Proposition 26 sign there.
On a side note, just two weeks ago, someone tore my “Abortion is Homicide” sticker on my car while it was parked in the garage on campus.
I rest my case about being able to carry on an intelligent conversation about this issue.
The rhetoric from the left is all wrong, too (but what else is new).