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.
The governor has used the same argument to veto the even more restrictive 12-week ban. Will the legislature override him anyway?
Rapert knows his heartbeat ban is constitutionally sound. He just can’t tell you who told him so.
While parts of the country were being blanketed by snow this weekend, the North Dakota legislature kept right on plowing ahead through a massive list of abortion bans and restrictions.
A combination of bills would leave effectively no options for women in the state.
Wyoming is usually known for its desire to see less government. That doesn’t count when it comes to anti-abortion legislation.
If Mississippi’s only clinic does manage to stay open it may not matter, since abortion might be banned all together anyway.
The Ohio legislature hasn’t even sworn in yet and its new Speaker is already promising to bring up the Heartbeat Ban.
Once more, the bill has been shelved, making it the third and final time in a year.
Despite being the state that tipped Obama over the top in electoral votes, reproductive rights in Ohio may be in more danger than ever before.