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?”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($24,070 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!