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Is in Mississippi will decide next week on whether to -- to legally defined life as beginning at conception.
Senior national correspondent John Roberts reports the outcome there could have huge ramifications.
Not just in Mississippi but across the nation.
-- Braylon -- is in a battle against unintended consequences.
Two of her three children were conceived with IVF technology.
She's launched a grassroots movement opposed to Mississippi's initiative 26 fearing it could prevent other infertile couples from having the same option she did.
They have proposed that you might not be able to freeze -- -- is they have proposed a very strict limits on the number of experts doctors could attempt to fertilize.
The language of the amendment is simple should the word person be used to describe every human being from the moment of fertilization.
It would give a single cell full protection under Mississippi's constitution.
Ending abortion proponents hope literally overnight.
It would also -- some forms of contraception and the abortion pill RU 486.
This measure I hope we'll save lives.
It will not only save the life of -- -- but -- save the life of America the measure has broad support.
Both candidates for governor -- -- vote for it.
But outgoing governor Haley Barbour staunchly pro life is worried about the amendments ambiguity there.
Tens of thousands of worldwide Mississippi injury firmly pro life is -- -- that we're doing something here we don't really understand.
Despite those concerns Barbour says he voted for the amendment by absentee ballot it's not gonna help the doctor and certainly not gonna help the patient.
Not so for IVF doctor Randall -- He's speaking out against the initiative in its potential impact on women's health issues.
For example if it infertile couple decides to discard unused embryos.
Could they be charged with murder.
It's hard to imagine that she would pass a broad sweeping measure like -- And have no idea about the details to me that's just not an intelligent way to go about it.
Supporters of personhood acknowledge the full effect of the amendment is impossible to know and it does raise many difficult questions -- -- But those questions can be answered.
And that's the way the legislative process works.
Establish a principle being you develop enabling legislation.
The group that spearheading this initiative wants to make it a national issue they hope but they can get it before the Supreme Court they could overturn Roe vs.
And said the abortion issue back to the individual states but some national pro life groups don't agree with that strategy fearing if -- to go before the Supreme Court and lose Brett.
It could turn the pro life movement back ten years John Roberts live in Jackson tonight John thank you Ohio.
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