Thursday, February 19, 2009

N.D. abortion bill

US state's 'personhood' law would hit birth control: opponents

AFP — Pro-choice groups have warned that a law passed by legislators in the US state of North Dakota recognizing the "personhood" of a fetus would not only outlaw abortion but could also bar access to birth control.
Lawmakers in the North Dakota lower house voted 51 to 41 on Tuesday to pass the Personhood of Children Act, which confers the same basic rights on "all human beings from the beginning of their biological development, including the pre-born, partially born."
The bill is expected to go before the state senate in around two weeks.
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Anti-abortion measure says fertilized egg is human

AP A bill approved by the North Dakota House says a fertilized human egg has all the rights of a human being.
The legislation would have the effect of banning abortion in North Dakota.
Representatives approved the measure 51-41. It now goes to the North Dakota Senate.
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N.D. House OKs anti-abortion measure

AP — 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
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