In an amazing turn of events, Cara at Feministe, Ann at Feministing, along with both Kay Steiger and Emily Douglas at the RH Reality Check blog and various other pro-choice bloggers now recognize that the unborn are human organisms.
Well, maybe not. It appears only Steiger and Douglas actually know what the bill they're all commenting on says.
It doesn’t say that “personhood begins at conception” or that “fertilized eggs are persons.” It says, that in North Dakota law the terms “person” and “human being” include “any organism with the genome of homo sapiens.”
So the only way to claim this bill would give rights to the unborn is if the unborn are human organisms.
I'm glad Steiger and Douglas have decided to recognize the fact that the unborn are human organisms.