Two conservative ballot initiatives were defeated yesterday.
The Mississippi so-called "personhood" initiative was rejected by more than 55
percent of voters. If passed, it would have
declared that life begins at conception and would have surely provoked a legal challenge to
abortion rights nationwide since it conflicted with the 1973 landmark Supreme Court (Roe v.
Wade) decision that established a woman's legal right to abortion.
The other initiative overturned an anti-union law in Ohio, delivering a crushing defeat to Republican Gov. John Kasich and a victory for labor
The people of Mississippi and Ohio are not as stupid as I thought.