Mississippi voters reject anti-abortion initiative
November 9th, 2011
04:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Mississippi voters reject anti-abortion initiative

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) - Mississippi voters rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would have defined life as starting at conception, and outlawed abortion and many forms of birth control if passed.

"I think voters rejected a measure they understood to be dangerous," said Felicia Brown-Williams with the Mississippi for Healthy Families Campaign. "They really tried to manipulate values around faith and family."

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