For purposes of interpretation of the constitution and laws of North Dakota, it is the intent of the legislative assembly that an individual, a person, when the context indicates that a reference to an individual is intended, or a human being includes any organism with the genome of homo sapiens …
Thus states The Personhood of Children Act (House Resolution 1572) recently passed 51-41 by the North Dakota House, which would effectively ban abortion. It’s been so long since there’s been any good political news, that I want to just sit and savor this one for a bit … life begins at conception … I think God agrees.
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You,
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
If there is anything that could return God’s blessing to our land, I believe this is it. I know, it still has to pass the Senate. I know, it’s an uphill fight. But the battle has been engaged, and God’s most valuable creation, individual lives made in His image, now have a ray of hope.
According to Rep. Dan Ruby, the bill’s sponsor, “This is the exact language that’s required by Roe vs. Wade. It stipulated that before a challenge can be made, we have to identify when life begins, and that’s what this does.”
Critics of the measure say it will cost millions of dollars to defend. Ruby said the state has been willing to go to bat for other principles that were less important.
To that I can only say, “Amen.”