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North Dakota bans abortions for genetic defects and after heartbeat is detected

Catholic World News - March 19, 2013

North Dakota’s legislature has passed bills banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected or for reason of genetic defect.

“It takes you back to Hitler, and we know where that went,” said Rep. Bette Grande in reference to abortions in case of genetic defects. “He started going after those with abnormalities, and I think it’s an absurdity we would go back to that kind of thing.”

“Why would a heartbeat not be considered life?” she added. “It makes so much sense; we all relate life to a heartbeat, and here we have a heartbeat, so isn’t it life?”

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Mar. 19, 2013 2:35 PM ET USA

    There must be very strong, good people in North Dakota. I suspect that their character is part of the reason God is blessing them with such a low unemployment rate. I see that the Natural Law still is alive and well in the Heartland.

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