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ND lawmakers define life as starting at conception
Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2013 1:29 AM EDT | James MacPherson

Posted on 03/22/2013 11:04:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai

North Dakota didn’t set out to become the abortion debate's new epicenter.

It happened by accident, after a legislative caucus that once vetted abortion bills languished, leaving lawmakers to propose a flurry of measures—some cribbed from Wikipedia—without roadblocks. …

Lawmakers on Friday took a step toward outlawing abortion altogether in the state by passing a so-called personhood resolution that says a fertilized egg has the same right to life as a person. The House’s approval sends the matter to voters, who will decide whether to add the wording to the state’s constitution in November 2014.

It’s one of several anti-abortion measures to pass the Legislature. Most are awaiting the signature of Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who hasn’t yet indicated whether he supports the laws. Even if he were to veto them, some could have the support for the Legislature to override him. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: abortion; conception; personhood; prolife; roevwade

1 posted on 03/22/2013 11:04:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Some people respond with the point that an appendix cell has human DNA but is not a human being, and apply the same reasoning to the zygote.

And it's true that the DNA in a person´s appendix, eye, lung or zygote is all the same; but any scientist who cannot tell the difference between an appendix cell and a zygote is an incompetent or a fraud.

The zygote´s DNA is sometimes compared to a blueprint, but it is far more than a blueprint. If you take a blueprint plant it, and nourish it, it will never grow, nor be anything more than a blueprint. But the zygote, implanted and nourished in its proper environment, grows and develops into an embryo, a fetus, a neonate, a toddler, an adolescent: all these ---zygote, embryo, fetus, toddler, and adolescent ---being stages in a human being´s life.

Every person around you as once a zygote. That´s what you were on Day One of your life.

The whole debate makes me wonder whatever happened to sex ed? A lot of people apparently still don´t know where babies come from.

2 posted on 03/23/2013 12:59:10 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Take a moment to THANK GOVERNOR DALRYMPLE for signing this important legislation.....

3 posted on 03/27/2013 6:38:03 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: Gopher Broke

Thanks. Did it.

4 posted on 03/27/2013 10:46:56 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (O Lord, hear my voice; O Holy One, let my cry come to You.)
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