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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:13 PM

North Dakota Senate passes “personhood” bill granting legal rights to fertilized eggs



The measure now moves to the House, where abortion rights advocates fear it will pass

BY KATIE MCDONOUGH

What is going on in North Dakota?

The state successfully passed yet another restrictive, Supreme Court-baiting anti-abortion measure, this time voting to define a “person” as “an individual member of the species homo sapiens at every stage of development” — including human embryos.

In short: They have endowed fertilized eggs with the same rights as a living, breathing person. A move that would restrict all abortions except in narrowly defined cases where a woman’s life is at risk.

According to the abortion rights group Parents Against Personhood, the bill:

Contains an exception for “medical treatment of life-threatening conditions of pregnancy”, for “contraception administered before clinically diagnosable pregnancy,” and for “screening, collecting, preparing, transferring, or cryopreserving of a human being created through in vitro fertilization for the purpose of being transferred to a human uterus”.

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http://www.salon.com/2013/02/19/north_dakota_senate_passes_personhood_bill_granting_legal_rights_to_fertilized_eggs/

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Reply North Dakota Senate passes “personhood” bill granting legal rights to fertilized eggs (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #1
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #2
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #3
greymattermom Feb 2013 #4
denverbill Feb 2013 #5
uriel1972 Feb 2013 #6
MjolnirTime Feb 2013 #7
midwest irish Feb 2013 #8
Rosa Luxemburg Feb 2013 #9
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #10
davidpdx Feb 2013 #11
avebury Feb 2013 #12
Jeff In Milwaukee Feb 2013 #14
Jeff In Milwaukee Feb 2013 #13
lunatica Feb 2013 #15
PlanetBev Feb 2013 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:22 PM

1. Doesn't that mean they can't dispose of the eggs if they decided there isn't a need?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:24 PM

2. They get to claim that 'person' on the tax returns

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:57 PM

3. If it's legally a person, those "exceptions" will be found unconstitutional.

RWers need to be careful what they wish for.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:13 PM

4. so all women of reproductive age

get an additional tax deduction? For a few fertilized eggs every year that don't implant? How many tax deductions do they get?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:20 PM

5. Sorry, but the Supreme Court has already decided corporations are people too.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:42 PM

6. Does that make miscarriages manslaughter?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:15 PM

7. As soon as one of these things actually passes, it will get rejected by the Supreme Court

 

Once and for all.

Then these Repigs will have to find something else to waste their time on.

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Response to MjolnirTime (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:23 PM

8. just

 

pads their resume for their reelection.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:27 PM

9. What about unfertilized eggs?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:30 AM

10. After personhood, what's next?

Where does it end with these freaks?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:42 AM

11. I'd love to see the fetus in court testifying

Do you swear to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God? *mumbles* "I do"

State your name for the record? "My name is Fee-tus"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:21 AM

12. Imagine having fertilized eggs frozen and after 18 years

you could ask the court to appoint you their legal guardian. The you could go and register each and everyone of them to vote. At election time you could ask for absentee ballots because they are now old enough to vote. The legal guardian could complete the ballot for each fertilized egg.

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Response to avebury (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:07 AM

14. I like it.

Maybe get Pell Grants so you eggs could attend college. Let's face it, a lot of varsity athletes probably didn't learn much more than the eggs will.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:05 AM

13. Step One: Get Treatment at Nearest Fertility Clinic

Step Two: Claim 200 dependents on your North Dakota state income tax return.

Step Three: Double Dog Dare them to challenge it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:38 PM

15. And thus starts their slippery slope of unintended consequences

Like, for example, if a woman has a spontaneous abortion and she already has 5 children is she considered a murderer?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:30 PM

16. Worried about this

Worried about the possibility of Roe v Wade re-considering at the Supreme Court before Obama has chance to appoint another justice. Everything then would ride on Anthony Kennedy.

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