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Poll: Mississippi’s ‘Personhood Amendment’ will be a close vote

The polarized issue that is Proposition 26, Mississippi’s “Personhood Amendment” that would classify fertilized embryos as human beings, appears to be going down to the wire when the state’s residents vote on whether to adopt it as law Tuesday evening. According to a new poll from Public Policy Polling, 45…

Mississippi to decide if fertilized egg is a human being

(Reuters) – Mississippi on Tuesday could be the first state in the nation to define a fertilized egg as a person, a controversial concept aimed at outlawing abortion, some types of birth control and infertility methods that result in the loss of embryos. The so-called “personhood amendment” to the state…

In-vitro UK pioneer Edwards wins medicine Nobel

Test-tube baby pioneer Robert Edwards of Britain wins 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine Robert Edwards of Britain won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for developing in-vitro fertilization, a controversial breakthrough that ignited sharp criticism from religious leaders but helped millions of infertile couples in the last three…

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