Mississippi ‘Personhood’ Bill (HB 1309)
This law was last updated on Apr 25, 2016
HB 1309 would define the term “person” when used in any Mississippi statute to include “every human being from the moment of fertilization.”
The bill would also give full legal rights to fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses, and would ban abortion, birth control pills, IUDs, and emergency contraception. In addition, it would eliminate certain medical choices for women, including some cancer treatments and in vitro fertilization, and might lead to investigation and prosecution of women who miscarry to determine if their own actions caused the death of the fetus.