Abortion opponents in Miss. clear petition bar - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Abortion opponents in Miss. clear petition bar

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's top election official says petitioners have enough signatures to put an anti-abortion proposal on next year's ballot.

In 2011, voters will be asked to support a ballot initiative that would give unborn fetuses human rights. A similar proposal goes before Colorado voters this fall.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the petitioners got more than the minimum 89,285 signatures required to get the initiative before voters.

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