Personhood Is Given Life In North Dakota and May Mark End of Abortion

Written by Kevin Fobbs on February 14, 2013

NorthDakotaCapitolHistory may mark February 7th as the day that Personhood for the unborn was established. This is the day that provided the unborn at conception the God given right to life bestowed upon all since the beginning of creation. This is a significant step in the continuing evolution of sanctioning the protection of life which has been riddled by abortion rights activists since the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision.

For forty years, 55 million plus of the unborn who committed no crime except to be conceived in God’s image have been murdered. This was accomplished because of a court and society that would protect a tree frog’s existence above a human life.

These murders may soon be put to a stop with the North Dakota Personhood Measure that passed in the State Senate.

Often times in the history of monumental movements, they have their genesis in the hearts and souls of the faithful who are unwilling to witness or permit the undoing of basic rights. The aptly named Personhood Constitutional Amendment initiative would codify the constitutional protections and absolute rights afforded all citizens of North Dakota and equally apply them to human embryos.

This is not just a momentary battle that supporters of life will wait to see what will happen in North Dakota’s House. The fact is that, in North Dakota as well as other states that are considering Personhood laws; the war for life should and can be won on the local battleground of state turf. These legislators, unlike their federal congressional counterparts, are not afraid to stand up to protect their religious values and principles, under the heat of unceasing liberal mass media contempt.

At the very core of the right to life is the imbalance that exists in continuing to treat the right to exist and to be born as incidental and given no more value than extinguishing the life of a common earth worm. The rights of the mother is given weight not as the carrier of life, but the right to her privacy to do as she pleases, which includes state sanctioned murder.

Yet for forty years there have been the growing, tearful cries of fathers who will never be, and mothers who are now filled with regret because of abortion. Their mournful regret is coupled with birthrights of the unborn, sheared away by abortion clinics.

Ending this ugly practice of legalized murder by the state is not just a North Dakota phenomenon. Just last year, several states, including Virginia and Oklahoma entertained personhood measures that stated life begins at conception, and not when liberal judges and abortion advocates determine it to be.

North Dakota has made great progress in helping to move abortion out of the state, where only one abortion clinic still remains in the city of Fargo. With passage in the state house and acceptance by the voters in 2014, this can be the rightful springboard for other states to be more emboldened to protect the right to life over the inconvenience of a mother who is carrying life.

Consider the implication that this will have for millions of babies who can now be born and no longer be considered disposable lives. The principles of life and the value of human life can be front and center in American society. The glory of biblical teachings that God put into place in the hearts of mankind can be honored and respected.

Genesis 1: 27 ”So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

So, get involved in your state and follow North Dakota’s example. Encourage and support those state legislators that are not afraid to introduce, support and pass these Personhood measures.

Each law passed will accomplish the same goal that the North Dakota measure so carefully and clearly specifies, that: “The inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and defended.”

This must be the oath to protect the unborn … so help us God!

Image: The North Dakota State Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota; author: MatthewUND; Permission; Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries.