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.
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.