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.
New bills to close the only North Dakota abortion clinic and ban abortion at 20 weeks are now headed to the governor, but “personhood” did not get approved, despite earlier reports.
North Dakota is doubling down on the baby-making this year by sticking amendments forbidding sex-ed programs into anti-abortion bills.
State Senator Margaret Sitte and Dr. Kristen Cain debate the abortion restriction bills in North Dakota. Sen. Sitte stumbles and admits outside interests are behind the unconstitutional abortion bills and are willing to spend millions to take the right to choose from North Dakotans.
The governor of North Dakota has three days to sign a heartbeat ban into law, but that might not matter. Even among anti-choice legal experts, it’s a given that the bill won’t ever stop anyone from getting an abortion.
Arkansas’s brief moment as the most anti-choice state in the country is about to end as North Dakota anti-choice extremists push forward on several bills.
Arkansas recently approved the earliest abortion ban in the nation, but it may not hold that distinction for long.
Abortions in North Dakota are so safe that a doctor can’t get privileges to a hospital. How can a TRAP bill claim it is about women’s health?
Abortion stigma is a form of gender discrimination and punishment, and it represents social control of both women who need abortions and providers who provide them.