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PORTLAND - Two Oregon staffers from Planned Parenthood spent the last two weeks in Gulfport, Mississippi helping in the fight against Initiative 26, the so called Personhood amendment.

If passed, it would change the state's definition of a person to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or equivalent thereof.

Alicia Temple, a political organizer in Portland and Nichi Masters, a political organizer in Eugene joined the Mississippi battle October 20, according to Planned Parenthood of Oregon's political director, Amy Hojnowski.

They're actually living in the campaign office and working from 7 in the morning untilmidnight every day, she said.

Both sides are gearing up for a similar battle in Oregon.

They say supporters of the initiative plan to push for a constitutional amendment that could be in front of Oregon voters in November 2012.

More:Miss. voters asked if life begins at conception

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