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Effects of Initiative 26 avoided

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On Tuesday night, drama came to an end as a majority of Mississippians voted against Initiative 26, a controversial ballot initiative created to legally protect the rights of unborn children in Mississippi.

Although the text of the amendment appeared simple, it had many underlying implications that were complex.

It challenged the perceptions of where the boundary is between life and death, by defining personhood as “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.”

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