We need to make our voices hear for the unborn today! Governor Dalrymple will have pro-life bills on his desk and we need to encourage him to sign them. Please call the governor's office today at701-328-2200 and ask him to sign these pro-life and pro-women bills! Read about the bills below, and call NOW.
Senate Bill 2368 - “Pain-Capable Child Protection”
SB 2368 is based on the NRLC model legislation protecting unborn babies after 20 week gestational age because of a state compelling interest in protecting pain-capable children. In layman terms, this bans all abortions after 20 weeks, because at 20 weeks the baby can feel pain and we feel that ND has a right to protect pain-capable children, even in the womb.
House Bill 1456 – “Heartbeat Bill”
HB 1456 is being referred to as “the heartbeat bill”. This bill asserts that the state of North Dakota has a compelling state interest in defending any human life with a detectable heartbeat. Heartbeat is detectable sometime between 5 ½ weeks and 7 weeks gestational age. The simple idea behind this is that in ND we declare someone as “dead” when there heart beat stops, so it is logical that they must then be “alive” if they have a detectable heartbeat.
Senate Bill 2305 -- "Admitting Privileges"
SB 2305 simply requires any doctor who performs an abortion to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The language is inspired by another state in which local abortionists failed to get admitting privileges, which led to the closing of the abortion clinic in that state. The argument for this bill is that doctors coming to this state to perform abortions must have all the proper privileges to take care of ND women in case an emergency might occur during the abortion procedure.
House Bill 1305 -- "Sex Selection"
HB 1305 relates to the prohibition on abortions for sex selection or genetic abnormalities. It would prohibit an individual from having an abortion for these reasons. This bill protects unborn children from being aborted because of their sex or genetic abnormalities. Aborting a child for these reasons is discrimination, which is the main argument for this bill.