The Slippery Slope

Troubling to say the least.  The North Dakota House passed a resolution yesterday 51-41 effectively banning abortion.  They declared a fertilized egg has all the same rights as a human.

Republican Dan Ruby has sponsored other bills banning abortion in previous legislative sessions – all of which failed.

He also sponsored today’s bill and says it is compatable with Roe versus Wade – the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion.

“This is the exact language that’s required by Roe vs. Wade. It stipulated that before a challenge can be made, we have to identify when life begins, and that’s what this does,” he said.

If the sole purpose of a bill like this is to challenge Roe vs. Wade at the SJC level, then you have no business being a legislator.  If a women has a miscarriage will she be tried for manslaughter?  I don’t understand how anyone in their desire to ban abortion could ignore the larger issue of women’s health rights.

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