Friday, February 20, 2009

North Dakota retreats to the Dark Ages

You have got to be kidding me....
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — 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.
So... If a woman doesn't know she's pregnant and goes .. say.. skiing or something, has a 'late' period, is she a murderer? Are they going to stop women traveling across state lines and demand a pregnancy test?

Remind me to boycott everything from North Dakota....

Update: Meanwhile we are restructuring our stem cell research guidelines for the better....

4 comments:

Sorghum Crow said...

Does this mean that someone with Down syndrome is not protected by rights granted by the North Dakota Constitution and state laws?

ellroon said...

What do you do when you judged less than human?... Like a woman? Just a breeding vat with no rights.

Ali said...

you don't ski, do you?

ellroon said...

Isn't that funny... I knew that was stupid as I typed it. Was remembering one of Hemingway's novels...

Anyway, no. I don't ski.