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North Dakota Passes Personhood Legislation in the House

Contact: Representative Dan Ruby, 701-852-6132, druby@nd.gov  

BISMARCK, N.D., Feb. 11, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Confirming that the protection of every human being is within reach, The Defense of Human Life Act, HB 1450, has passed in the North Dakota House with an overwhelming majority of 68 - 25.

Introduced by Representative Dan Ruby, The Defense of Human Life Act recognizes that every human being is a person in the State of North Dakota, and that every person has certain unalienable rights. The text defines: "Human being" as an individual member of the species homo sapiens at every stage of development.

The text of the HB 1450 goes on to define the implications and applications of the law, establishing and recognizing the rights of all human beings, no matter their size or level of development.

The Defense of Human Life Act will now await a vote in the Senate, with new hopes for passage in 2011.

"The overwhelming community and legislative support for HB 1450 proves that North Dakota could be the first state to recognize the value and dignity of every living human being," stated Representative Dan Ruby. "The Defense of Human Life Act is just common sense. Of course every human being is a person, and every innocent person should receive legal protection. I am motivated to see women and children protected by HB 1450, and I look forward to its passage in the Senate in the near future."

Actively supported by every major pro-life group in North Dakota, the Defense of Human Life Act is a historical measure written to ensure the Constitutional and legal recognition of every human being.

Personhood North Dakota is a grassroots Christian organization founded to establish personhood efforts across America to create protection for every child by love and by law. Personhood North Dakota is committed to assisting and supporting Personhood Legislation and Constitutional Amendments and building local pro-life organizations through raising awareness of the personhood of the pre-born.

For interviews, please contact Representative Dan Ruby at 701-852-6132, or druby@nd.gov.