Thursday, February 19, 2009

North Dakota takes a big step


BISMARCK, N.D. – A measure approved by the North Dakota House gives a fertilized human egg the legal rights of a human being, a step that would essentially ban abortion in the state.
The bill is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that extended abortion rights nationwide, supporters of the legislation said.

Representatives voted 51-41 to approve the measure Tuesday. It now moves to the North Dakota Senate for its review.

The bill declares that "any organism with the genome of homo sapiens" is a person protected by rights granted by the North Dakota Constitution and state laws.
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It's about time - Let's pray that this is just a major first step in over-turning Roe v. Wade. What we need to see now is more States passing this kind of legislation across the country and flooding the Supremes with States rights battles.

6 comments:

Joseph A. said...

Declaring a human to be human is pretty radical these days. It should cause some rather tempestuous ripples in the national community.

ExPatMatt said...

This will be very interesting to watch; I wonder if unwanted pregnancy rates will fall, or the birth rate will rise?

Will sales in condoms increase? Is there a necessary change to the sex-ed curriculum that tells kids that they will be murdering a human if they abort an unwanted teenage pregnancy? What impact will this have.

I think this is a step in the right direction and it's probably best to let it play out in a single state for a while, to see what the knock-on effects are.

Wayne Dawg said...

"Is there a necessary change to the sex-ed curriculum that tells kids that they will be murdering a human if they abort an unwanted teenage pregnancy?"

Interesting thought -

Do they teach in the Drivers Education classes in High School that if a driver crashes a vehicle into another or if they hit a pedestrian and kills that person that they will be charged with vehicular homicide?

I bet they do teach that.

This shows the seriousness of the action they are taking everytime they start a vehicle up.

So should be the case in Sex-Ed classes. Unprotected sex is serious and can have a lifetime of consequences for a seemingly moment of pleasure.

Even unprotected sex is not good enough. Only abstinence is the fool-proof way of ensuring an 'un-wanted' baby.

steve martin...who? said...

In this sex obsessed culture, unwanted pregnancies will still happen and happen often.

I would love to see adoption become a real alternative to these poor girls and guys who have gotten into trouble by breaking God's Law.

Christ can and does change hearts. Through these tragic ordeals of these young people, I hope and pray that He can draw them to Himself.

He really does change lives.

ExPatMatt said...

"Even unprotected sex is not good enough. Only abstinence is the fool-proof way of ensuring an 'un-wanted' baby."

In my experience, nothing is 'fool-proof'!

You;re bang on with the driving exam analogy. If there's going to be responsibility and risk to others, then you need to know the consequences.

Glad we could agree.

Matt

Jonathan said...

See this result from the 7th grader's speech on abortion:

Unborn Child Saved by 12-Year-Old's Popular Pro-Life Presentation

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/feb/09021807.html