Last Tuesday, I read through my Twitter feed and was left in a bit of a shock with how the results turned out in Mississippi. CNN stated, “CNN projects Mississippi voters reject amendment to state constitution that defined life as beginning at conception.” Mississippi, a state considered to be part of the Bible belt, rejected a crucial amendment. For many, it was almost a given that the Personhood Amendment would be voted for rather than against. Considering the fact that 50 separate states still consider abortion legal, Mississippi had the opportunity to redefine life and change history. A thousand what ifs invaded my mind that night—what is it about the human heart cannot come to terms with recognizing a life? Why do women’s rights take precedence over lives lost by choice?