September 20, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Mississippi

2 min read

Tomorrow night voters in Mississippi will vote on the so-called “Personhood Amendment”. If passed, the amendment would make a fertilized egg by definition a human being with the same rights as a living, breathing, thinking, walking person in the state of Mississippi. The consequences are not clear, but possibilities include such things as complete bans on all abortion and many forms of contraception, outlawing embryonic stem cell research, and throwing women in jail. Polling indicates that the amendment will most likely narrowly pass, but it may …Read More