Strange Bird (birdofparadox) wrote in prochoice_ms,
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Biloxi Man Proposes People's Amendment to Mississippi Constitution Banning Abortion, More

Initiative 22 is a campaign led by David Rogers to amend the Mississippi State Constitution through the use of a People's Initiative. According to Mississippi law, for an initiative petition to be sufficient a minimum of 91,673 certified signatures must be gathered; with at least 18,355 certified signatures from each of the five congressional districts.

The wording in this proposed amendment was designed specifically to include the legal recognition of"fetal personhood" to outlaw abortion, embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning, as well as banning euthanasia and assisted suicide. The "Ultimate Human Life Amendment" (UHLA) group has until January 19,2007 to collect these signatures.

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