Coburn: ‘Not Surprising At All’ That Personhood Was Defeated

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) dismissed last night’s defeat of Mississippi’s personhood amendment — which defined life as beginning at fertilization and could have banned common forms of birth control and in vitro fertilization — during a Politico event this morning and admitted that the measure was poorly worded. “I think it probably wasn’t written well to accomplish what they wanted, created some doubt in terms of oral contraceptives and other contraceptive devises and I think when you raise that question and put it up, you’re going to run into some difficulties,” he said, adding, “It’s not surprising to me at all.” Watch it: