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The Ultimate Human Life Amendment was the first ever state Personhood Amendment introduced in U.S. History.  It was introduced in Mississippi by Pro-Life Dave in 2005.  This exact amendment is no longer promoted although some of its wording and concepts live on in other personhood amendments.  This web page was written many years ago and strategies and concepts change and improved over time so this page may not exactly reflect our current views.

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The introduction of the first ever state Personhood Amendment will forever be interconnected with the story of surviving the devastation and aftermath of a direct hit by Hurricane Katrina.  Before Katrina we had readied the campaign for the Ultimate Human Life Amendment, which became People’s Initiative 22.

katrina-4Nov_1_2005_UHLA_Copyright_David_RogersWork on the first ever state Personhood Amendment in U.S. History began in 2004 and was finalized in August 2005, a few weeks later Hurricane Katrina hit.  I lived two blocks off the beach in Biloxi and because of the devastation and our urgent need to focus on relief efforts, Pro-Life Dave (David Rogers) had to wait 2 months until Nov. 1st for the official introduction.  Our Gulf Coast American Family Association offices was totally destroyed, the majority of our supporters were personally devastated, we all were in the midst of major relief and rebuilding efforts, and Pro-Life Dave’s business suffered a total loss.  Regardless, Pro-Life Dave felt that we could not ignore the mission to end abortion that God had given us.  See Pro-Life Dave’s Katrina Story.  The official filing (introduction) took place in Jackson, Mississippi (our state capitol) on November 1st, 2005 (see photo).  The official filing letter contains the “Declaration for the Unborn” which you can read here.

The proposed constitutional amendment is called the “Ultimate Human Life Amendment” was first introduced in Mississippi as a People’s Constitutional Initiative 22, then re-introduced in 2007 as Initiative 23, and now in 2009 as People’s Initiative 24.

The UHLA’s carefully constructed wording was designed to specifically address major issues with all previous human life amendments and to specifically overcome issues the U.S. Supreme Court had in Roe v. Wade.  Remember the Roe v. Wade decision was an issue that came from the State of Texas and eventually led to the U.S. Supreme Court.  All it takes is one state to pass a properly-worded state constitutional amendment and Roe v. Wade will fall.

 

Mississippi Version of the UHLA

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all persons are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are the Right to Life, that is, the Right to not have one’s life taken from them.  Therefore, the government of the state of Mississippi shall recognize and defend the God-given Right to Life of all persons equally in accordance with Section 14 of the State Constitution of 1890.   The word “person” shall apply to all human beings, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, citizenship, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, health, function, or condition of dependency, at all stages of biological development from fertilization until natural death.

No person shall deprive another person of life by assisting or aiding in their suicide.  No person shall deprive an unborn person of life; provided, however, that nothing in this amendment shall prohibit a law allowing justification to be shown for only those medical procedures required to prevent the death of either the pregnant woman or her unborn offspring as long as such law requires every reasonable effort be made to preserve the life of each. 

No designated funds are required to implement this amendment.

Section 14. Due process. – Mississippi Constitution
“No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property except by due process of law.”

 

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THIS PAGE IS KEPT HERE FOR HISTORICAL,  ARCHIVAL PURPOSES ONLY
The Ultimate Human Life Amendment was the first ever state Personhood Amendment introduced in U.S. History.  It was introduced in Mississippi by Pro-Life Dave in 2005.  This exact amendment is no longer promoted although some of its wording and concepts live on in other personhood amendments.  This web page was written many years ago and strategies and concepts change and improved over time so this page may not exactly reflect our current views.