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.
Governor Burgum bowed to political pressure and signed SB 2030, a bill that deliberately attacks academic freedom by prohibiting a long-standing federally funded sex education and research program that has provided evidence-based education to hundreds of North Dakotans.