After South Dakota both overturned and rejected an abortion ban, you'd think the humble Midwesterners would be tired of heated national controversy. Perhaps not. I've been getting press releases from Personhood USA, a pro-life group that is making its mission to get as many laws on the books that define life as beginning at fertilization. Of course, these proposed laws would do silly things like ban access to birth control and cause the investigation of miscarriages -- side effects the proponents of the law decidedly ignore or deny.
Well, yesterday North Dakota's house passed a bill that would define life as beginning at fertilization. The bill now goes to ND's Senate. The state is dominated by pro-life Republicans, so it may be that this bill could actually end up getting passed. I think the pro-life community should be very worried, since bills like this are designed to be a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.