Thursday, February 19, 2009

"N.D. House Move Could Ban Abortion"

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N.D. House Move Could Ban Abortion - North Dakota lawmakers have approved a measure that would give fertilized human eggs the same legal rights as human beings, a step that could essentially ban abortion in the state.

The bill says that "any organism with the genome of homo sapiens" is a person protected by rights granted by the North Dakota Constitution and state laws.

"This is very simply defining when life begins, and giving that life some protections under our Constitution - the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

The bill also requires abortion practitioners to inform women that abortion kills a human being and that human life begins at the point of conception.

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

Meanwhile, an Oklahoma House committee has cleared a measure to prohibit physicians from performing abortions solely on on the basis of a baby's gender.

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jinxxxygirl said...

Thats so horrible that they could ban abortion. Sigh...People just don't realize that they are giving the government control of their body. To have a government tell me i HAVE to carry a child to term! It should be my decision. Jinx!

kris_tea said...

I'm in total support of making abortion illegal. My belief is that life begins at conception which in my mind puts abortion on the same level as murder.

I think people today do not take responsibility for their actions & abortion is just another way people try to escape.

I do understand women having an abortion in the case that having the child would cause them to die, but I feel that is the only case in which abortion would be appropriate.

Thanks for sharing your opinion, though. :)