Mississippians vote against Initiative 26

Published: Nov. 9, 2011 at 2:34 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2011 at 2:45 AM CST
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JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - Initiative 26, also known as the Personhood amendment, failed to pass Tuesday. The controversial measure would have made abortion illegal in Mississippi.

The initiative asked voters if the term "person" should be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the equivalent thereof.

Opponents had said Initiative 26 would have had far reaching and dangerous consequences that could endanger a woman's health.

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