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Mississippi senator introduces federal anti-abortion bill with parallels to Florida ‘personhood’ amendment


Jul 31, 2020
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, introduced a bill yesterday that aims to undo abortion rights by extending constitutional rights to the unborn — a legislative move that is similar to Florida’s proposed “fetal personhood” amendment. #
According to OpenCongress, the “Life at Conception Act” currently has nine co-sponsors in the Senate, all them Republicans. #
Wicker’s bill is reminiscent of an initiative currently sponsored by Personhood Florida, which aims to ban abortion, as well as some forms of birth control. Personhood Florida has been increasingly active lately, drumming up publicity for its iniative with a March for Life on the anniversary of landmark abortion-rights case Roe v. Wade. #
In an articlepublished yesterday, the head of Personhood Mississippi expressed his support for Wicker’s legislation: “There’s no way it’s going to get out of the Senate this year … [but] the reason I personally appreciate what Sen. Wicker is doing in that is that it shows voters where people stand.” #
“The sanctity of human life for all, including the unborn, is something that is deeply rooted in my beliefs and reflected in the values of Mississippians,” Wicker said in a press release. “I am proud to introduce legislation that would settle this important life issue once and for all. January is Sanctity of Human Life month, so this is a good time to remember how special the gift of life truly is.” #
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
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