Sunday, March 01, 2009

Prayers and action, please! The "personhood bill" in ND

Most important North Dakota pro-life bill in 2009!
 
The “personhood bill,” HB 1572, passed the North Dakota House 51–41, and has gone to the Senate, where the vote will be close. The bill defines all human beings, even pre-born, as legal persons with protection under the law.  The bill could challenge the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade, which said if the fetus is ever determined to be a person, the arguments for Roe v. Wade would collapse. The bill’s second section will allow pro bono appointed lawyers to argue this case on behalf of the state (for free). Senators Byron Dorgan, John McCain and Harry Reid all voted for personhood legislation in 1984!
 
HB 1572 will be heading to the Judiciary Committee approximately March 16. Call or email members of the committee now, especially Chairman David Nething, urging them to vote DO PASS in committee. Below are the members of that committee. These phone numbers are their home phone numbers to call on weekends. During the week, call the Legislative Switchboard 1-888-ND-LEGIS (635-3447).

Dave Nething – Chairman
dnething@nd.gov
701-252-3353

Curtis Olafson - Vice Chairman
colafson@nd.gov
701-993-8240

Tom Fiebiger
tdfiebiger@nd.gov
701-280-7035

Stanley W. Lyson
slyson@nd.gov
701-572-7025

Carolyn Nelson
cnelson@nd.gov
701-235-5161

Mac Schneider
macschneider@nd.gov
701-610-6092
 
The vote on the bill will probably come later in the week of March 16.
  
Our state senators need to hear from you and hundreds of people in the next two weeks. Please email or call the senators and ask him or her to vote yes on HB 1572. Also please spread the word to family, friends or neighbors, asking them to email or call. We need to flood the switchboard in Bismarck with emails and calls. The Legislative switchboard number is 1-888-635-3447.
 
Here is a link to the list of senators and representatives with their contact information. Please help save lives!