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Grassroots Mamas: ‘We Did It!’new

Just before 10 p.m. last night, Lori Gregory Garrott ran out of her Fondren home, stood on the front lawn and looked around before shouting, "We just won!" She yelled again, louder: "We just won!" The co-founder of Parents Against 26 had to tell the night sky a third time that Mississippi grassroots mamas defeated the Personhood Initiative.
Jackson Free Press  |  Valerie Wells  |  11-09-2011  |  Elections

Personhood Supporters Shocked, Undeterrednew

Supporters of Initiative 26 were unprepared for defeat Tuesday evening, as a group of about a hundred gathered after the polls closed for a "watch and pray" event. Children played in a nearby fountain while teens and adults watched election results flash on the bottom of an oversized TV projection.
Jackson Free Press  |  Elizabeth Waibel  |  11-09-2011  |  Elections

Personhood: A Pandora’s Boxnew

Mississippi's Personhood Initiative is short: "Should the term 'person' be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof?" Legal and medical experts say the vague language could lead to chaos for women and families.
Jackson Free Press  |  Valerie Wells  |  11-03-2011  |  Policy Issues

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