The North Dakota House of Representatives just recognized a new set of constituents: fertilized eggs. The House voted 51-41 to declare that a fertilized egg has all the rights of a person.
As you might have guess this vote amounts to a vote for banning abortion. If a fertilized egg has all the rights of a person, then abortion is murder. The bill's sponsor says it's in line with Roe v. Wade. Rep. Ruby said:
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.
The bill will now go to the state senate for final approval, and if it passes, I'm sure it will make an appearance at the US Supreme Court.