By Dave Andrusko For the second time in a month, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill overwhelmingly supported by the legislature, in this instance banning the hideous practice of dismembering living unborn children. As NRL News Today reported, the governor had already signed HB 1336. The Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent bill requires …Continue reading "North Dakota Gov. signs bill banning the dismemberment of living unborn children"
By Dave Andrusko Should North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum do the right thing, there will be six states that require abortionists to inform women they may be able to save their unborn babies from a chemical abortion. HB 1336, which passed the House 73-16 in late January and the Senate 34-11 last Friday, is the …Continue reading "North Dakota pro-lifers depending on Gov. Burgum to sign Abortion Pill Reversal Bill"
By Medora Nagle, Executive Director, North Dakota Right to Life HB 1336 came out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday with an unanimous “DO PASS” recommendation !! Thank you to all who emailed the Senators on the Committee. This bill has already passed in the House. HB 1336 is the Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent …Continue reading "APR bill passes North Dakota House and unanimously recommended by Senate Judiciary Committee"
National Right to Life and North Dakota Right to Life Endorse Cramer WASHINGTON –National Right to Life and its state affiliate, North Dakota Right to Life, have endorsed pro-life Rep. Kevin Cramer in North Dakota’s U.S. Senate election. Cramer will challenge pro-abortion Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in November. “National Right to Life and North Dakota Right …Continue reading "Right to Life groups back Kevin Cramer for U.S. Senate over Heidi Heitkamp"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last five months. This first ran August …Continue reading "2015 abortions fewest ever in North Dakota"
By Susan Michelle In Fargo, many more students will now have the opportunity to learn about the value and dignity of the preborn because two teenagers fought for their right to stand for life. After a long battle with the Fargo school district, students at two of the districts high schools have prevailed. The Thomas …Continue reading "Pro-life students in Fargo win their battle for recognized pro-life clubs"
By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday the North Dakota Supreme Court upheld a 2011 law which regulates how chemical abortifacients—generically referred to as “RU486”—are administered to women. In so doing, the state’s highest court reversed a ruling by District Judge Wickham Corwin who routinely hammers pro-life laws with relish. Tammi Kromenaker, director of North Dakota’s …Continue reading "North Dakota Supreme Court upholds law regulating chemical abortions; lone abortion clinic says it will stop performing chemical abortions"
By Dave Andrusko North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced this morning that a lawsuit brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) on behalf of the state’s lone abortion clinic has been settled. Under SB 2305, challenged by the Red River Women’s Clinic, abortionists were required to have admitting privileges at a hospital …Continue reading "Settlement reached in suit against law requiring abortionists in North Dakota to have hospital admitting privileges"
By Dave Andrusko Back in December, NRL News Today wrote about the likelihood that North Dakota’s 2013 abortion total would be dramatically down from 2012 (“North Dakota: a state that had fewer abortions in 2013 and vigorously defends its pro-life laws against pro-abortion attacks”). A story that appeared today in Forum News Service confirms …Continue reading "Lowest number of abortions in North Dakota in more than a decade"
By Dave Andrusko Let’s put these two developments together and see what they tell us about North Dakota and abortion. First, there’s the headline to the Associated Press story: “ND Clinic On Pace To End Year With Fewest Number Of Abortions In More Than Decade.” That tells us a couple of things. That the …Continue reading "North Dakota: a state that had fewer abortions in 2013 and vigorously defends its pro-life laws against pro-abortion attacks"
By Dave Andrusko At the request of the plaintiff, U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland has dismissed that part of a lawsuit that challenged a new North Dakota law that bans abortions because of the child’s sex or “genetic defect.” The judge granted the Red River Women’s Clinic’s request on Monday. “The clinic has said the …Continue reading "At abortion clinic’s request, Judge dismisses part of lawsuit against North Dakota Law"
By Dave Andrusko Pro-lifers know we have to hold our breath every time we pass protective legislation. Almost inevitably, the laws are challenged. (See, for example, “Judge issues preliminary injunction against North Dakota pro-life law” and “Federal Judge extends hold on portion of Wisconsin pro-life law.”) But a key pro-life initiative—the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection …Continue reading "North Dakota’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act takes effect, pro-abortionists choose not to challenge law in court"