If we want all people to have access to care across the United States, we must create newsworthy initiatives calling for an expansion rather than a retraction of coverage, and we must call upon our elected representatives to do the same.
Anti-choice North Dakota lawmakers may be ready to ban abortion and possibly some forms of birth control, but even they recognize that blocking federal money for a sex ed program serving at-risk teens may be going too far.
If you really want there to be fewer abortions, you need there to be fewer unintended pregnancies, right? And yet anti-choice lawmakers from the state are trying to end a sex-ed program for at-risk youth.
As news spreads that the most devastating abortion laws in the nation were signed in North Dakota, the state’s only abortion clinic is getting financial support, while the governor is receiving spiritual “attaboys.”
Eager to move on to the court challenges that inevitably await, Gov. Dalrymple signs multiple bills that will provoke court challenges to Roe v. Wade.
If the state’s one abortion clinic can’t continue to operate, it doesn’t matter if abortion is banned at 20 weeks, at six weeks, or at the moment of conception. The TRAP law will mean the end of abortion access in North Dakota.
Tammi Kromenaker, Director of the Red River Women’s Clinic, the only abortion clinic in North Dakota, talks with Rachel Maddow about how out-of-state anti-abortion extremist groups have pushed North Dakota state legislators to pass indefensibly unconstitutional laws in order to effectively ban legal abortion in the state. Click here to help keep the Red River Women’s Clinic – the last abortion clinic in North Dakota – open by signing this petition now!
All eyes turn to North Dakota’s governor as bills that could potentially end abortion in the state hit his desk for approval.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll talk to anthology editor Sari Botton on getting a conservative government out of your crotch. North Dakota looks at a ban on abortion at 6 weeks of pregnancy, and the Steubenville rapists are found guilty in juvenile court.
Make no mistake, efforts to ban abortion have nothing to do with fetal life but are simply a symbolic gesture to enshrine fundamentalist piety about sex and gender roles into law, and punish those who don’t obey.