abortion

Chancellor Considers Kennedy Announcement “De facto” Notice of Resignation

Kennedy has sent a letter to North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott explaining that he has not yet resigned

GRAND FORKS, ND — UND President Mark Kennedy has sent a letter to North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott explaining that he has not yet resigned. Hagerott said he considers the announcement from Kennedy that he’s the only finalist for President of the University of Colorado his “de facto” notice of resignation. Last week, Kennedy sent an email to faculty…

Red River Women’s Clinic Responds to Bill that Would Outlaw Abortion Procedure

The clinic director says there are two ways the bill could go into effect

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Women’s Clinic responds to Gov. Doug Burgum signing a bill that would outlaw an abortion procedure called dilation and evacuation. The bill would make it a crime for a doctor to use tools like clamps, scissors, and forceps to remove a fetus from the womb. The clinic director, Tammi Kromenaker, says there are two ways the…

Gov. Burgum Signs Bill Outlawing “Dilation and Evacuation” Abortion Procedure

Doctors performing the procedure could be charged with a felony

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill outlawing the abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation. The law makes it a crime for a doctor performing an abortion to use instruments such as clamps, scissors and forceps to remove a fetus from the womb. Doctors performing the procedure could be charged with a felony, punishable by up to five…

House Defeats Smoking Bill And Republican-led Legislature To Take Up Abortion Bills

Considering abortion restrictions for the first time in six years

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s House has killed legislation that would bar drivers from smoking in the car if they have a passenger younger than 9. Fargo Democratic Rep. Pamela Anderson’s measure would have allowed police to pull over anyone seen smoking with young children in the car and fine them $25. The vote against the bill was 57-31. The Republican-led…

Sen. Kevin Cramer Shows Support For “Right to Life” in First Floor Speech

Courtesy: CSPAN2WASHINGTON – North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer holds his first speech on the floor of the Senate Tuesday to discuss what he calls the largest, most deadliest and silent war the world has known: abortion. “To deny 60 million innocent children the right to these things is the highest injustice to our people and the highest offense of our god……

Ultrasound Abortion Bill Vetoed By Governor Mark Dayton

Republican leaders say they also expect the Democratic governor to veto a bill aligning Minnesota's tax code with sweeping federal changes

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a Republican-backed ultrasound abortion bill. It would have required Minnesota physicians to tell pregnant women they have the option of viewing an ultrasound before having an abortion. The bill passed the Legislature largely on party lines last week. Dayton said he objected to interfering with the doctor-patient relationship. Republican leaders say…

Oregon Clothing Company Raising Money for South Dakota Abortion Clinic

South Dakota is among seven states with only one abortion provider

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An Oregon clothing company has raised over $25,000 for South Dakota’s only abortion clinic. Portland-based Wildfang’s fundraising is intended to help Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood pay doctors who travel to the state to perform abortions and to pay for legal battles. South Dakota is among seven states with only one abortion provider. CEO Emma McIlroy says…

President Trump Names January 19 “National Sanctity of Life Day”

Vice President Mike Pence also spoke to rally members from the Rose Garden

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump has declared today as “National Sanctity of Life Day.” The president spoke to March for Life supporters who were on the National Mall promoting the pro-life movement. Mr. Trump appeared on video feed as he spoke to a crowd from the Rose Garden. He says he will fight to continue to defend the first right…

Minnesota House Passes Bill Increasing Restrictions on Abortions

The Senate is planning to take up the permitting bill next week

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota House has passed legislation that would increase restrictions on abortions. The bills, passed on the strength of Republican votes, require abortion providers to obtain permits from the state’s health department and would ban the use of state funds for abortions. The Senate is planning to take up the permitting bill next week. Democratic…

Planned Parenthood Supporters: “When You Attack Planned Parenthood, You Attack Women’s Health”

"Pink Out" Events were organized all over the nation in support of planned parenthood

FARGO, N.D. — Planned Parenthood supporters came together all across the nation for what they are calling a “Pink Out”. An event was organized right here in Fargo. “People driving along Main here probably didn’t know this was happening,” said Meredith Power, a participant in the downtown rally. “I just want to be here to support Planned Parenthood and the…