Berg voted on a bill in 2007 that would make a woman who has an abortion in North Dakota guilty of homicide, even in cases of rape or incest, and sent to prison for life without the possibility of parole.
Doctors would also face penalties as would anyone else who “aids, abets, facilitates, solicits, or incites” a person into an abortion:
A new section to chapter 12.1-16 of the North Dakota Century Code is created and enacted as follows:
Intentional termination of human life – Preborn children. A person is guilty of a class AA felony if the person intentionally destroys or terminates the life of a preborn child. A person that knowingly administers to, prescribes for, procures for, or sells to any pregnant individual any medicine, drug, device, or other substance with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of a preborn child is guilty of a class AA felony. A person that intentionally or knowingly aids, abets, facilitates, solicits, or incites a person to intentionally destroy or terminate the life of a preborn child is guilt of a class C felony. For purposes of this section, “preborn child” includes a human being from the moment of fertilization until the moment of birth.
Ironically, Berg denounced Senate Candidate, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), calling his comment about a woman’s body shutting down the ability to get pregnant from a ‘legitimate rape’ “insulting and reprehensible.”
A Gallup poll illustrates that 75% of Americans believe abortions should be legal in the case of rape or incest, yet the Republican party continues to impose their personal beliefs and intend on taking away the right to choose under any condition.
If men were the ones to carry the fetus to term, these neanderthal laws would not be on the table. Since January 2011, when Republicans took control of the House, they have introduced record numbers of abortion restrictions and thousands of pieces of anti-abortion legislation have resulted. Thousands in twenty-one months.
Make no mistake. Women are under attack by the Republican party and if they continue to have a majority in the House, gain one in the Senate or take the White House, we will witness just how quickly decades of progress will be exterminated. VOTE!
Kimberley A. Johnson is the author of The Virgin Diaries and The Spokeswoman for Rock The Slut Vote, an organization standing up and fighting the war on women. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and “like” the Rock The Slut Vote Facebook page