Even though Amendment 26 is very clear and simple in what it says - some still have questions as to why? Why this approach? Why now? Why did Personhood Mississippi start this?
We have a Frequently Asked Questions page that will answer questions more fully. It will be updated regularly as more questions come. However, this page is meant to answer the most simple, basic questions of "Why"?
First, while the content of Amendment 26 and what it does in law is quite simple, its effects could be profound:
If Mississippians vote Yes on Amendment 26, all human beings would be ensured equal rights in our state & protection under law - regardless of their size, location or developmental stage.
If Mississippians vote Yes on Amendment 26 - Abortion will be outlawed. Unborn children will no longer be killed "legally". Mothers in crisis will be protected from a harmful medical procedure.
If Mississippians vote Yes on Amendment 26 - human cloning, embryo stem cell research, and other forms of medical cannibalism would be effectively stopped - which would focus the attention of medical researchers on approaches that have been proven to actually work (like adult stem cells) and do not require the killing of an innocent Person
If Mississippians vote Yes on Amendment 26 - a legal challenge will be set up to the unconstitutional court ruling "Roe-v-Wade" that allegedly "legalized" abortion. Court decisions do not make law because courts are not given the authority to make law. However, when court rulings are treated like law they have the effect of law. When a court makes a horribly unjust, immoral, and unconstitutional ruling, it should not be allowed to stand in perpetuity - if so, we would still be treating some African Americans as property because of Dred Scott. No, wrong court decisions should be challenged until they are overturned.
The Personhood Amendment does just that - challenge Roe-v-Wade at it's very core.
If Mississippians vote Yes on Amendment 26, the rule of law and obedience to the Constitution will be restored in our state in this area of law and the path towards restoring the Constitution across the nation will be advanced
Finally, and most importantly:
If Mississippians vote Yes on Amendment 26 we will be honoring God and loving our neighbors in our law system.
Sanctity of Human Life