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North Dakota House Passes Pro-Life Law

February 14th, 2011, Promulgated by Dr. K

From LifeSiteNews:

“BISMARCK, North Dakota, February 11, 2011 ( – A strong majority of lawmakers in the North Dakota House of Representatives on Friday afternoon passed a law that would make it illegal to murder any human being from the moment of their conception.

The Defense of Human Life Act, HB 1450, recognizes every human being at any stage of development as a person under state law with a right to protection.

“The overwhelming community and legislative support for HB 1450 proves that North Dakota could be the first state to recognize the value and dignity of every living human being,” stated Representative Dan Ruby. “The Defense of Human Life Act is just common sense. Of course every human being is a person, and every innocent person should receive legal protection. I am motivated to see women and children protected by HB 1450, and I look forward to its passage in the Senate in the near future.”

While the bill prohibits chemical abortifiacients such as RU-486, it does not apply to emergency contraception, or other “contraception administered before a clinically diagnosable pregnancy.” The bill also exempts legitimate medical procedures that may lead to the death of children in the womb when a woman’s life is in danger. The bill also exempts pregnant women seeking abortions from criminal prosecution.

While pro-lifers are optimistic about the bill’s survival in the Senate, Woodard said that supporters would “be taking no chances” and continue to lobby for its passage. A vote in the Senate is expected around March 10.

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has not stated whether or not he plans to sign the bill.”

Very interesting news. Please pray that this bill will pass its next two tests, which include the approval of the state Senate and the governor. A Supreme Court challenge could take place if the law is passed.

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7 Responses to “North Dakota House Passes Pro-Life Law”

  1. avatar Faithful says:

    I applaude their efforts—however—does this bill really stand a chance in the liberal courts? You know as soon as the bill takes effect, (if passed) it will be challanged and overturned.

  2. avatar Louis E. says:

    I certainly hope it would be overturned!
    Laws requiring doctors who know better to tell their patients that your church’s mistaken teachings are true should not be allowed anywhere.
    Imagine the shoe on the other foot,and Catholic doctors required to tell people that contraceptives cured cancer.

  3. avatar Faithful says:


    Can you please be more specific? What mistaken teachings would you be referring to? If you refer to the teachings on Abortion, can you please answer me this:

    “What sir, is mistaken about the notion that no women has the right to murder their children either in the womb, or outside of the womb?”

  4. avatar Faithful says:


    One other question: “What sir, is mistaken about the notion that all innocent people have a fundamental right to exist, whether they are born, or unborn?”

  5. avatar Matt says:

    except, you know, the fact that contraceptives…increase…the risk of certain cancers in women

  6. avatar Louis E. says:

    what is wrong is the treatment of birth as if it did not constitute the beginning of personhood and the pssobility of “murder”.

  7. avatar Matt says:

    You’ve never given any reason why birth should constitute personhood, Louis.

    The heart begins to beat at 5 weeks. Is that not a life?

    Twins in utero interact with each other by 14 weeks. Are they not persons?

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