Friday, March 22, 2013

North Dakota Legislature Passes First Personhood Amendment

A fetus is a human being
This amendment will go to a vote in 2014.

This is a historic moment.

I believe that the ballot question is uncertain to say the least. Just because it has failed in other States doesn't mean it will fail here. But fetal rights proponents probably have an uphill battle.

Nonetheless, it's still a positive sign. We are inching closer and closer to having fetal personhood enshrined in law.

As long as we keep at it, we will eventually succeed.

Link Dump:

This Irish abstract is of a small study that explores the birthing experiences of disabled mothers. Many of these moms are offered termination. In Ireland.

Pope Francis to the Diplomatic Corps:

“But there is another form of poverty! It is the spiritual poverty of our time, which afflicts the so-called richer countries particularly seriously. It is what my much-loved predecessor, the dear and venerated Benedict XVI, called the ‘tyranny of relativism’…”

I love that man. Notwithstanding his imperfections. When he gets something right, he gets it really right.

Although I think the exact phrase is "dictatorship of relativism". Oh well! :)

A look at some of Pope Francis’ prior views Deborah Gyapong has all the good stuff about where the Holy Father stands on various issues.

Pro-Family Leaders Tear into the Conservatives for Sinking M408.  Progressives don't seem worried about the precedent.

Former U.S. Executioners Repent of their Role in Capital Punishment.