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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Malcolm Harrison
Mississippi voters are likely to be the first in the nation to add to their state constitution "personhood" language that declares unborn children to be persons, effectively outlawing abortion and setting up a potential Supreme Court showdown — if they get a chance to vote on it in November.
A traditional-values group is jubilant at the renewed likelihood that Mississippi voters — among the most pro-life in the nation — will have a "personhood" measure on their 2011 ballots.
The state constitution "recognizes the right of citizens to amend their constitution," and the plaintiffs "carry a heavy burden in attempting to restrict" that right, Judge Harrison wrote.
The Court finds plaintiffs have not met their burden," Judge Harrison wrote.