Tupelo, MS (PRWEB) September 22, 2011
Personhood USA and proponents of the Mississippi Personhood Amendment have released a new video refuting several allegations being propagated by the pro-abortion opposition including those contained in an editorial posted on the Daily Mississippian online.
The article asserts that recognizing the rights of every human person would make miscarriage a criminal act, outlaw birth control and in vitro fertilization, and deny health services to women.
Flowood OB/GYN, Dr. Freda Bush, debunks the assertions:
“Amendment 26 will not ban contraception, in vitro fertilization, or criminalize mothers and investigate them who may have miscarriages. It will not criminalize doctors who perform life-saving surgeries. It will not affect access to healthcare.”
“Amendment 26 is a scientific and moral issue, not a political one,” said Dr. Bush. “Science confirms that a person is a human being at the moment of fertilization. At that moment, we are fully human and fully alive.”
The Yes on 26 campaign has also posted a new FAQ page on their website, YesOn26.net, where Mississippi voters can find straightforward answers to the opponent’s claims.
"Rumors concerning miscarriage are both silly and cruel,” said Brad Prewitt, Yes on 26 Campaign Director. “Women were not prosecuted for miscarriages before Roe v. Wade, and Personhood will not make having a miscarriage a crime.”
“After failing to have the Personhood Amendment thrown off the ballot, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have begun resorting to “sky is falling” scare tactics in an attempt to guard their billion-dollar cash cow,” said Keith Mason, President of Personhood USA. “We have faith that Mississippians will see through the lies and recognize the rights of every child to live and be free.”