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Ban stops pregnant North Dakotans from receiving comprehensive reproductive health care

Bismarck, ND — Today, Governor Burgum announced a run for president just weeks after signing a near total abortion ban into law. SB 2150 bans all abortions in North Dakota, except in very narrow circumstances where a pregnant person’s life is at risk. The law also only provides an exception for survivors of rape or incest until six weeks of pregnancy, well before most people even know they are pregnant, making the ‘exception’ essentially useless. And as seen in other states across the U.S., narrow exceptions often block pregnant people from receiving appropriate health care.

The constitutionality of the abortion ban is up in the air, as the North Dakota Supreme Court blocked the state’s trigger abortion ban from taking effect, citing the fundamental right to life saving and health preserving abortions. North Dakotans deserve better and voted so in 2014, when a personhood ballot measure was defeated by a 2-1 margin.

Beyond the harmful abortion ban, Governor Burgum has targeted trans youth by signing a gender-affirming care ban for minors and allowed tax dollars to fund non medically licensed anti-abortion centers.

Statement from Katie Christensen, North Dakota State Director, External Affairs for Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund:

“People across the nation have made it clear time and time again that private medical decisions stay between a patient and their provider. And yet Gov. Burgum signed an extreme abortion ban into law just a few weeks ago. He cannot be trusted with the health care of North Dakotans, let alone the health and wellbeing of all people in our country. I want to warn everyone- Burgum's extreme agenda has decimated health care in North Dakota. He will bring his same agenda to D.C. if given the chance.”


Founded in 1992, the Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization. As the advocacy and electoral arm of PPMNS, we mobilize supporters of all parties to defend and increase access to family planning services and fact based, medically accurate sexuality education. We work to inspire and engage citizens to take up the cause of reproductive health and rights through education, electoral activity, grassroots organizing and legislative advocacy.

Visit us at www.plannedparenthoodadvocate.org  



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