North Dakota Passes Anti-Abortion Law Saying Life Begins At Conception

North Dakota is making it’s move to become the state with the strictest abortion laws. On Friday, North Dakota lawmakers voted to pass a “personhood” abortion ban, which would give fertilized eggs all the rights of U.S citizens and effectively outlaw abortion.

According to The NY Daily News:

The so-called personhood measure bestows human rights on fertilized human eggs. Efforts to pass similar measures in other states have failed, but anti-abortion legislation has had strong momentum in North Dakota this year with lawmakers introducing a slew of measures aimed at closing the state’s sole abortion clinic in Fargo and challenging Roe v. Wade. “We have stepped over the line,” Republican state Rep. Kathy Hawken (R-Fargo) said of the recent push to pass personhood. “North Dakota hasn’t even passed a primary seatbelt law, but we have the most invasive attack on women’s health anywhere.”

The “personhood” law is just one of several measures the passed Legislature. Most are awaiting the signature of Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who hasn’t yet indicated whether he supports the laws. Even if he were to veto them, some could have the support for the Legislature to override him. One bill would prohibit abortion if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Another would make North Dakota the only state to prohibit women from having the procedure because a fetus has a genetic defect, such as Down syndrome.

I wonder if states will pass laws saying life begins at erection? Wait, probably never, because men are never told what they can or can’t do with their body.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    this give a clear preview of what will happen if republicans ever get in power. just make sure that never happens in your state.

  • Since1989

    Taking away reproductive choices from women is not just an attack on our health and our bodies; the underlying motive here is to put the american women back into a subordinate role to men, where men rule economically and women succumb to the only role these men think we should have; to make babies. Obama said himself, it’s not just a women’s rights issue it’s an economic issue.

  • seritatheresa

    Personhood is irresponsible and has been extensively shown to have the potential to put women’s lives at jeopardy GTFOOHWTBS!

  • seritatheresa

    Mississippi said no first

  • seritatheresa

    I don’t blog often, but I blogged about this when Mississippi put this on the ballot.
    http://stfueducatedpeoplearetalking.blogspot.com/

  • seritatheresa
  • seritatheresa

    Its not scare tactics. The legal implications of this are tremendous. Lifesaving treatment could be withheld from female patients until a legal decision is reached. Don’t sidestep that. I hate sidestepping. People want to run end-roads around the constitution at all costs and in the face of legal and scientific ramifications all you say is scare tactics. No science and law. I would say talk to me in terms of science and law, but even when people vote down these ridiculous amendments you keep resubmitting them. We don’t want you controlling our bodies!!!! We don’t want you defining life for us! We don’t concede to your morals…we have our own! Have a nice day!

  • seritatheresa

    As I said before Mississippi went through is battle and may be going through it again. The Univ. of Mississippi (The Law School) conducted a symposia on personhood. Here’s the link. It features arguments (real arguments) from both sides.

  • seritatheresa

    These “personhood” proposals, as acknowledged by proponents, would make condoms, natural family planning, and spermicides the only legally allowed forms of birth control. Thus, some of the most effective and reliable forms of contraception, such as oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and other forms of FDA-approved hormonal contraceptives could be banned in states that adopt “personhood” measures. Women’s very lives would be jeopardized if physicians were prohibited from terminating life-threatening ectopic and molar pregnancies. Women who experience pregnancy loss or other negative pregnancy outcomes could be prosecuted in some cases.

    http://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/News_Room/News_Releases/2012/Personhood_Measures

  • seritatheresa

    But not the treatment of their choice and in some cases not the treatment the professional with 12 years of education and training recommends. In other words not the best treatment for them, but the best treatment according to untrained, non-scientific ideologues. We don’t want you doing to gynecology what the right wing has been allowed to do in education in some states.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    we have a single issue troll on site. he has NO interest in the welfare of black women….

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    a ‘person’ has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. there are a lot of ‘persons’ in fertility labs across the country.

    class action lawsuit anyone?

  • http://www.your-choice.co.za Sheri

    There is one problem with all these abortion discussions, is that they do not consider the reasons why women abort. If you consider those reasons a woman will abort with open or closed clinics. A clinic just makes it easier otherwise the inevitable will happen.

  • http://www.your-choice.co.za Ronado

    What does North Dakota hope to achieve with all this? Women will simply cross into another state and get an abortion. It is just a train ride away and back! Why not put all your energies in making America great again? Create employment!

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