Friday, February 20, 2009

WTF North Dakota? Why are you making women into murderers?

The North Dakota legislature just passed a fetal personhood bill, HB 1572, that declares that fertilized eggs have the same rights as human beings. This is so problematic that I am having a hard time even wrapping my head around its large reaching implications. To name just a few, it makes abortion murder, contraception techniques, like IUDs, murder, and miscarriages involuntary manslaughter.

I mean seriously, WTF North Dakota? Why won't you get out of our bodies and let women make their own decisions about what is right and wrong when it comes to their reproductive rights? Are you really going to prosecute every woman who has a miscarriage or uses contraception?

Feministing Article

Local ND news Article

MSNBC Article

ND Abortion Stats

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Problem -- there are, at least for now , federally protected women's rights to choose abortion (with some exceptions if public money is used). So if the ND law actually takes effect, big constitutional challenges will be next up.

ziptie said...

Hopefully this will be struck down with such clarity as to pre-empt further stupidity of this nature.