2 Ga. Lawmakers Plan `Personhood' Referendum

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Two Georgia lawmakers are considering legislation
similar to the "personhood" referendum rejected by voters in
Mississippi last week.

Sen. Barry Loudermilk, a Republican, and Rep. Rick Crawford, a
Democrat, have both supported similar legislation previously
declaring that life begins at fertilization and seeks to ban abortion.

The lawmakers say their proposal would omit references to fertilization and cloning, words that proved problematic in the failed Mississippi ballot issue. Mississippi's proposed law could have made some birth control illegal and deterred doctors from doing in-vitro fertilization.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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