Saturday, February 21st, 2009 | Author:

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.

For You formed my inward parts;
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.
(Psalms 139:13-16)

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.”

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2 Responses
  1. J. P. Schilling says:

    What fabulous news indeed! I have been preparing a short essay series that encompasses the U.S. Constitution and what rights an individual really has, or in this case, may never have.

    I quite agree with your assessment that an action such as this legislation is just about the only reality I can think of that would bring a smile and a helping hand from God.

    You put this together so well; yet, so simple and true; makes me wonder how Roe v. Wade ever got passed originally. Blessings abound you!


  2. akaGaGa says:

    Thanks, Jon-Paul. I just pray that the Senate approves it, and it finally gets back to the Supreme Court.

    I’ll look forward to your new series!