Wednesday, February 18, 2009

North Dakota's Challenge to Roe v Wade

Caught this on Yahoo this morning as I head out.
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.
More on this later in the day....

1 comment:

eric zaetsch said...

Can I live nine months inside a woman? I suppose the egg's the same rights that way as I, a human, have.