The fight against abortion started as a willingness to defeat modernity and the progression of human rights worldwide. It was perceived as a holy ground on which the secular values of social advancement would bend against the alleged superiority of faith. Every article would struggle to find a balance, Mitt Romney was terribly confused, the Supreme Court tried to find a compromise. Everyone was at it. Everyone, until abortion no longer was an issue, but a distant past life evasion. Sadly, in North Dakota, the battle ended in favour of medieval concepts, and women are now barefeet and pregnant in their kitchens.

North Dakota women: smarter than their own representatives, and paying the price with their own freedom.

North Dakota women: smarter than their own representatives, and paying the price with their own freedom.

The 48th most populous state of the Union, with only a mere 640,000 population, just declared that a fertilized egg has the same rights as any person. The procedure, voted at 51-41 in the House two days ago, is changing the legal definition of life, and now equals abortion with murder.  All previous abortion bans sponsored by Republican Representative Dan Ruby had previously failed; this time, however, he says this bill is compatible with Roe vs. Wade. “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.” This is what it does, but it is still overturning a Supreme Court decision, which challenges the constitutionality of Ruby’s bill. ND Democrat Keri Conrad knows this will land the state in court. “People who presented this bill, were very clear that they intended to challenge Roe versus Wade. So they intend to put the state of North Dakota into court defending Roe vs. Wade”.

And so the battle begins to overturn one of the most famous Supreme Court cases – the only one Sarah Palin could quote – in another bid to make neo-conservatism sounds like very, very, very ancient-conservatism. Let’s just hope the Renaissance Fair version of US politics will not spread to more populated, more represented states anytime soon. The fact fundamental rights keep being challenged in spite of constitutional measures shows social unrest that has to be given the boot.

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