House Judiciary B Committee Chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton...told The Associated Press on Monday he won't seek a vote on his own bill that would ban the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant had pledged to sign the measure, House Bill 6, if it hit his desk.Emily Wagster Pettus continues:
Gipson said he also won't bring up House Bill 819, the Protection of the Human Person Act, filed by Rep. Tracy Arnold, R-Booneville. The bill largely reflects a personhood initiative that state voters rejected in 2011, which would have defined life as beginning at fertilization. But Arnold's bill would go further by banning creation of any human-animal hybrid through in vitro fertilization.
This is good news for opponents of the Personhood measures that seemed to have deluged the state of Mississippi, as of late. It also seems that while the supporters aren't through picking a fight, they might realize that it's not one that can be easily won.