Mississippi Governor-Elect: Personhood Amendment Could Resurface In 2012

Women’s rights activists took heart after Mississippi voters resoundingly rejected the state’s personhood amendment that would effectively ban all abortions, certain forms of birth control, and even in vitro fertilization for couples struggling to have a child. However, Mississippi’s Governor-Elect Phil Bryant (R) is now saying that the personhood proposal or something similar may “resurface in the 2012 legislature.” Bryant — who told a rape victim that “satan wins” if the personhood amendment fails — said the loss illustrates that “a better effort could have been shown to present information on the Constitutional Amendment.”

Despite the amendment’s defeat in a staunchly pro-life state, several other states are jumping on the personhood bandwagon including Arkansas, Ohio, Montana, Florida, Nevada, California, and Alabama.