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Mississippi In DC: GOP Pushes Zygote Personhood Bills

On Tuesday, voters in Mississippi will head to the polls to vote on an amendment to the state Constitution that would designate inseminated human eggs as legal persons from the "moment of fertilization." This would set up a challenge to Roe v. Wade and could lead to outlawing many forms of birth control. But this fight is not merely a Mississippi matter: In Washington, House and Senate Republicans are pushing legislation that would do the exact same thing on the federal level.

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