Even These Republican Women Lawmakers Think ND Went Too Far

| Fri Mar. 22, 2013 3:00 AM PDT

North Dakota won our Anti-Choice March Madness tournament, but apparently the state's anti-abortion laws have gone too far for even some Republican lawmakers.

Laura Bassett reports at Huffington Post that several Republican women lawmakers plan to attend a rally next week protesting the state's latest abortion law, which will make it the most restrictive state in the country:

"It's to say, hey, this isn't okay. We have stepped over the line," said state Rep. Kathy Hawken (R-Fargo) in a phone interview with The Huffington Post. "One of the key tenets of the Republican Party is personal responsibility. I'm personally pro-life, but I vote pro-choice, because you can't make that decision for anyone else. You just can't."

Now would be a good time to raise that point to fellow Republican lawmakers, who are currently considering two even more restrictive fetal "personhood" measures as well.

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