Comprehensive sex education is proven to improve health, relationships, and decision-making. In fact, sex education saves lives. But during the 2021 legislative session, North Dakota politicians decided to attack funding for sex education programs and vital academic research.
With sex ed funding under attack, North Dakotans spoke up. Read what university students, professors, and sexual and reproductive health advocates had to say about why our state needs both academic freedom and access to sex education.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear its first abortion case since conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett filled the seat of reproductive freedom advocate Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So, what does this mean for North Dakota?
Now that North Dakota’s 2021 legislative session has come to a close, we’re looking back on the issues and fights that we faced this year. While North Dakota continued battling the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-sexual and reproductive health legislators chose to target reproductive health care, LGBTQ+ rights, and academic freedom.