Legislative Update

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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. We hope to establish this as one of the many compelling state interests in protecting the unborn. SB 2368 has passed the senate and has now been referred to the House Human Services Committee.

Call or write your Senator to thank them if they supported SB2368. Below is how your Senators voted.

YEAS: Andrist; Armstrong; Berry; Bowman; Burckhard; Campbell; Carlisle; Cook; Dever;
Dotzenrod; Erbele; Grabinger; Hogue; Kilzer; Klein; Laffen; Larsen; Lee, G.; Luick;
Mathern; Miller; O'Connell; Poolman; Robinson; Schaible; Sitte; Sorvaag; Unruh;
Wanzek; Wardner

NAYS: Anderson; Axness; Flakoll; Grindberg; Heckaman; Holmberg; Krebsbach; Lee, J.;
Lyson; Marcellais; Murphy; Nelson; Oehlke; Schneider; Sinner; Triplett; Warner

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. SB 2305 has passed the senate and has now been referred to the House Human Services Committee.

Call or write your Senator to thank them if they supported SB2305. Below is how your Senators voted.

YEAS: Andrist; Armstrong; Berry; Bowman; Burckhard; Campbell; Carlisle; Cook; Dever;
Erbele; Flakoll; Grindberg; Hogue; Kilzer; Klein; Laffen; Larsen; Lee, G.; Luick;
Mathern; Miller; O'Connell; Poolman; Robinson; Schaible; Sitte; Sorvaag; Unruh;
Wanzek; Wardner

NAYS: Anderson; Axness; Dotzenrod; Grabinger; Heckaman; Holmberg; Krebsbach;
Lee, J.; Lyson; Marcellais; Murphy; Nelson; Oehlke; Schneider; Sinner; Triplett;
Warner

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. HB 1305 has passed the House and has now been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Call or write your Representative and thank them if they supported HB1305. Below is how your Representative voted.

YEAS: Anderson; Bellew; Belter; Boe; Boehning; Brabandt; Brandenburg; Carlson;
Damschen; Delzer; Dockter; Dosch; Drovdal; Fehr; Frantsvog; Froseth; Grande;
Headland; Heilman; Heller; Hofstad; Hunskor; Johnson, D.; Karls; Kasper; Kelsh, J.;
Kempenich; Kiefert; Klein; Klemin; Koppelman, B.; Koppelman, K.; Kreidt;
Kretschmar; Laning; Larson; Looysen; Louser; Martinson; Meier; Muscha; Nathe;
Nelson, J.; Nelson, M.; Owens; Paur; Pollert; Porter; Rohr; Ruby; Rust; Sanford;
Schmidt; Silbernagel; Skarphol; Steiner; Streyle; Thoreson; Toman; Vigesaa; Wall;
Weisz; Wieland; Speaker Devlin

NAYS: Amerman; Beadle; Becker; Boschee; Delmore; Glassheim; Gruchalla; Guggisberg;
Haak; Hanson; Hatlestad; Hawken; Hogan; Holman; Johnson, N.; Keiser; Kelsh, S.;
Kreun; Maragos; Mock; Monson; Mooney; Onstad; Oversen; Strinden; Sukut; Zaiser