Breaking: North Dakota Becomes First State To Ban All Abortions By Defining Life At Conception

March 22, 2013

North Dakota lawmakers voted on Friday afternoon to pass a “personhood” abortion ban, which would endow fertilized eggs with all the rights of U.S. citizens and effectively outlaw abortion. The measure, which passed the Senate last month, passed the House by a 57-35 vote and will now head to Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s desk.

The personhood ban will have far-reaching consequences even beyond abortion care, since it will charge doctors who damage embryos with criminal negligence. Doctors in the state say it will also prevent them from performing in vitro fertilization, and some medical professionals have vowed to leave the state if it is signed into law.

The measure is so extreme that some pro-life Republicans in the state have come out against it, planning to join a pro-choice rally in the state capital on Monday to oppose the far-right abortion restriction. “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.”

Personhood advocates have pushed their agenda in states throughout the country over the past several years, but their measures have so far been unable to advance. North Dakota is the first state to pass a personhood abortion ban.

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    Wait, this is so idiotic that ANTI-CHOICE REPUBLICIANS ARE GOING TO BE SIDING WITH THE PRO-CHOICERS AT A RALLY?
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    what the fuck. Wow I guess when I lived in ND i was too young to realize how fucking backwater it is. God damn I”m glad...
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    Can I please leave the country now Please Someone take me away
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    Good fucking god, America. Never been so glad to be British ever. *pats her tummy*
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    What? At conception?!?
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    Slightly optimistic that this still has to go to the voters, but I know so many pro lifers that I fear it may be far too...
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