Oxford, MS (abc24.com) – Initiative 26, a proposed amendment to the Mississippi Constitution, would make abortion illegal in the state.
The purpose of the amendment is to define the word "person" or "persons" to include every human being from the moment of fertilization or cloning. Opponents say it's unconstitutional.
"Medical privacy for women and bodily autonomy are extremely important and critical, they're a basic consideration of human freedom," Forrest Jenkins with the Lafayette County Women for Progress told abc24.com.
"It’s a war on women, especially a war on the reproductive rights of women," said Ann Phillippi.
Allison Wells, a senior at Ole Miss told abc24.com she supports Initiative 26.
"It is not outlawing birth control, it is not getting women's rights taken away from them," said Wells.
Mississippi voters will make a decision on Initiative 26 when they head to the polls November 8, 2011.