Friday, March 22, 2013

North Dakota and "personhood"

According to this, North Dakota lawmakers passed a resolution declaring a fertilized egg to be a person. In November 2014, voters will determine whether or not they want this to become part of the state constitution. This is an admitted effort by lawmakers to shut down the state's only abortion clinic (in Fargo, the largest ND city).

But even if you're opposed to this measure, you can at least take comfort in the fact that it's a carefully drafted and well-researched resolution. Its sponsor, Senator Margaret Sitte, says,"There was no grandiose plan...It came from Wikipedia."

Wonder how lawmakers drafted laws and resolutions before Wikipedia came along?

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