FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cindy Roberts
October 27, 2010
AFA president: “Road to overturning Roe v. Wade runs through Mississippi”
The American Family Association today celebrated the ruling by Hinds County judge Malcolm Harrison to put Mississippi’s Personhood Amendment (Measure 26) on the ballot in 2011. Harrison ruled against the ACLU’s attempt to prevent this question from going before voters.
The amendment will, if passed, define personhood as beginning at the moment of conception. Judge Harrison’s ruling is likely to be appealed to the state supreme court by the ACLU.
Here is a statement from AFA president Tim Wildmon:
“The Founders understood that the most fundamental right we have been given by our Creator is the right to life. Yet 3400 babies are being deprived of that right every day in America.
“The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade indicated that if unborn babies were legal “persons” every preborn baby would have a 14th Amendment right to life. We believe if the voters of Mississippi get the chance to decide this issue at the ballot box, instead of having activist judges decide it for them, they are going to choose life.
“The road that will lead to overturning of Roe v. Wade is going to run right through the state of Mississippi.
“The AFA is proud to have played a role in helping Les Riley and all the folks at Personhood Mississippi gather the 130,000 signatures that were necessary to get this on the ballot, and we commend Steve Crampton of Liberty Counsel for his outstanding work in defending the proposed amendment in court.”