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Mississippi GOP Gov. Nominee Tells Rape Victim ‘Satan Wins’ If Personhood Amendment Fails

By Alex Seitz-Wald on November 8, 2011 at 4:24 pm

"Mississippi GOP Gov. Nominee Tells Rape Victim ‘Satan Wins’ If Personhood Amendment Fails"


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Mississippi voters head to the polls today to consider a radical anti-abortion measure that equates abortion with murder and would outlaw some forms of birth control, but Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant (R) warned yesterday that if the personhood amendment fails, “Satan wins.” “This is a battle of good and evil of Biblical proportions,” Bryant, who is also the GOP nominee for governor, told a crowd in Tupelo, Mississippi. Bryant was responding to a question from Cristen Hemmins, who was raped and shot twice during a kidnapping as a college student. The personhood amendment would make all abortions illegal, even in cases of rape or incest. “Why can’t you men have any sympathy for women like me?” she asked Bryant. “Bryant is heavily favored to win the governor’s race,” which is also taking place today.

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