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North Dakotans Spoke Up for Comprehensive Sex Ed

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.

July 22, 2021

Roe v. Wade is in Jeopardy: What Does it Mean for North Dakota?

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?

May 21, 2021

Key Fights from North Dakota’s 2021 Legislative Session

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.

May 21, 2021

North Dakota Politicians Undermine the Future of 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.

May 8, 2021

North Dakotans ask Gov. Burgum to Veto SB 2030

Supporters of academic freedom and sex education call on the governor to stop political overreach

April 27, 2021

Statement on Proposed Abortion Clinic Zoning Bill

North Dakota Lawmakers introduced SB 2323, a bill that would prohibit any new clinics offering abortion from opening within 30 miles of a public or private school.

Feb. 10, 2021

North Dakota Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Bill Criminalizing Safe, Legal Abortion

HB 1313 would criminalize abortion, possibly resulting in life in prison without parole for doctors who provide abortion care. The measure leaves the door open to punish anyone who discusses abortion care, drives a friend or family member to an abortion appointment, or provides counseling to someone seeking an abortion with up to five years in prison.

Jan. 26, 2021

On Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Abortion Under Attack in North Dakota

Today marks 48 years since Roe v. Wade, established the legal right to an abortion. Yet the right to safe, legal abortion is continually under attack, especially in North Dakota. 

Jan. 22, 2021

North Dakota Lawmakers Introduce Extreme Bill Criminalizing Abortion Care

The bill includes the possibility of life in prison without parole for anyone who performs an abortion, and five years in prison for anyone who assists someone getting an abortion

Jan. 15, 2021