Proponents are hoping to win at the ballot box and — as North Dakota state Sen. Margaret Sitte said — become “a direct challenge” to Roe v. Wade. The amendment should ensure that mother and unborn baby “are both treated as medical patients, that medical care is not inhibited, and that fertility treatments are not banned,” Personhood USA said.
Opponents of the amendment say that it would criminalize miscarriages, interfere with infertility treatments, and force a single religious view — that life begins at conception — on everyone.
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