Here come the whines:
Personhood USA Blames Planned Parenthood For Loss in Mississippi
An extreme measure that would have given legal "personhood" status to undeveloped zygotes failed among ultra-conservative Mississippi voters Tuesday night, after a history of being rejected twice in Colorado and a struggle to even get on ballots in nine other states. But Personhood USA fully blames the Mississippi loss on Planned Parenthood.
"It's not because the people are not pro-life," Keith Mason, a co-founder of Personhood USA, said on Tuesday. "It's because Planned Parenthood put a lot of misconceptions and lies in front of folks and created a lot of confusion."
"We're not discouraged," Bryan Longworth, director of Personhood Florida, told HuffPost after the vote. "It shows that the arguments that are being raised by Planned Parenthood, the scare tactics, and the second-guessing of Governor Haley Barbour did play a role."
Nearly 60 percent of Mississippians voted against Proposition 26, with 58 percent against and 42 percent in support. The decisive loss was surprising in a state that simultaneously elected as governor far-right Republican Phil Bryant, who recently said that if the personhood initiative failed, "Satan wins."