Mississippi Rejects Personhood Amendment
I told Mrs. TRC a few days ago that I thought that the Personhood Amendment was going to fail, even in Mississippi, because it’s just too extreme. If it was a vote to ban abortion, the outcome might have been different. But even as I made that public prediction, I secretly questioned it, and thought, well, if it’s going to pass somewhere and get the movement its first victory, it just might be here.
Yesterday, voters rejected the measure. With a surprising majority. 55% of voters decided against the ballot initiative, a surprisingly high number given the expectation that the Personhood initiative was going to pass. There are lessons, such as maybe the issue is not as unified as abortion opponents believe, or that regardless of the MS result, the Personhood Movement will continue to expand until Roe v. Wade is challenged at the Supreme Court. Those are not difficult to draw.
Other than that, I’ll spare the psych on why what happened happened.