Initiative 26, the so-called personhood amendment which would have made fertilized eggs constitutionally protected persons, failed in Mississippi. The Huffington Post reports that "the initiative was rejected by more than 55 percent of voters, falling far short of the threshold needed for it to be enacted."
In the lead-up to this initiative, commentators on the American Family Association's radio programs stated that personhood amendments would be introduced throughout the United States, regardless of what happened in the Mississippi vote, and that the issue is not going away. The American Family Association had invested at least $100,000 into the personhood campaign in Mississippi.
Watch for more in-depth reports on this issue over the next day or two.