Voters in Mississippi decided Tuesday not to pass a State amendment that would have legally recognized personhood as beginning at conception.
The news coverage surrounding the vote contains a number of recurrent themes: the role of women in the vote, the nature of Initiative 26, and what this means for the personhood movement in the future number among them.
These events and the ensuing commentary have thrust Personhood USA, for at least a moment, into the limelight.
The Personhood movement deserves a thorough analysis, and some AHA patrons have asked if we have a formulated stance on the movement. I don’t think it would be wrong to recognize Personhood USA as falling under the Abolition banner, though there are some distinguishing characteristics (but that’s for another post).