JACKSON, Mississippi, January 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant has lent his support to a state personhood amendment by asking voters to sign a petition to obtain the 90,000 signatures required to have the measure become eligible to be put on the 2010 ballot.
If the referendum were to be successful, Mississippi's constitution would be amended to say that life begins at "the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof."
Bryant said that years ago when he was a Sunday school teacher at St. Marks United Methodist Church in Brandon, he would bring in his wife's sonograms when she was pregnant with their children and show them to the teenagers in his class.
"They weren't protoplasm; they weren't some blob. These were children and they could see my son's fingers and toes, and that child that they were seeing on the television screen could be aborted under Mississippi law," he said.
The discrimination against unborn children will come to an end. It's just a matter of time.