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Bill passed to stop NDSU ties with Planned Parenthood

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Republican-led North Dakota Legislature has passed legislation to prevent North Dakota State University from funneling federal grant money to Planned Parenthood for sex education. The bill easily passed 35-11 on Monday.  The GOP-led House passed the measure 66-25 earlier this month. It is unclear if Gov. Doug Burgum will sign the bill. The bill says any institution…

NDSU holds a protest of a bill banning grant money for sex education

The amended bill would prohibit funding federal grant money to Planned Parenthood for sex education in the state.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Students and faculty at NDSU petition the Legislature not to pass a North Dakota senate bill that would prohibit funding federal grant money to Planned Parenthood for sex education in the state. “The language of this legislation is written so broadly that it would likely impact faculty across a wide range of disciplines,” North Dakota State…

North Dakota women speak out against bill to cut NDSU funding

The group is concerned about what they call broad language in the legislation.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota women are speaking out against a recent amendment that could cut funding for programs at North Dakota State University. The Legislature is pushing to prohibit the university from funneling federal grant money to Planned Parenthood for sex education. Women from NDSU, University of North Dakota and women advocacy groups came together to speak on…

NDSU president defends ties to Planned Parenthood

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO – The president of North Dakota State University says he won’t bow to political pressure or sanctions against the school for having ties to Planned Parenthood. University President Dean Bresciani says “it’s a matter of academic freedom.” The Legislature is pushing to prohibit the school from funneling federal grant…

Senate okays amendment that bans NDSU from taking Planned Parenthood grant

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota Senate has passed an amendment that would prohibit NDSU from accepting grant money from Planned Parenthood. The $10.5 million grant would be used to train teachers how to talk with students about sex.  Some state lawmakers and Christian groups have called on NDSU to end the program. Turtle Lake Republican Sen. Howard Anderson…

North Dakota Women’s March goes virtual

Increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the state brings the event online

NORTH DAKOTA– The North Dakota Women’s March was held online this year due to the spike of COVID-19 cases throughout the state. The hosts of the event gave information about the women’s suffrage movement as well as information on how to vote in the upcoming election. Many women showed up to share their stories and experiences with gender identity, sexuality,…

Planned Parenthood Being Sued Over “Here For Good” Trademark

Minnesota-Based Wilder Foundation Has Filed A Federal Lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota is being sued for trademark infringement. The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation says Planned Parenthood is using its “Here for good” trademark without permission. In a federal lawsuit, the Minnesota-based Wilder Foundation says it’s made “repeated good faith efforts” to reach a solution without going to court. The group…

National and Local Advocates of Planned Parenthood Host Progress on the Prairie Event

Defunding programs and removing access could change the future of millions

FARGO, ND — Advocates of Planned Parenthood gathered downtown to show their support for the organization at their annual Progress on the Prairie event. Former Senator Olympia Snowe says possible changes to Planned Parenthood from the new administration could affect thousands. “‘Where will I get my birth control if you’re not here? What happens if you close your doors?’” asked…

Donors Give $6 Million to Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

The organization says the donation comes just in time for a project to expand and update at least 19 health care clinics throughout the three states

  MINNESOTA — Donors who wish to stay anonymous have gifted more than $6 million to Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The organization says the donation comes just in time for a project to expand and update at least 19 health care clinics throughout the three states. They say one of their Minneapolis clinics serves at least…

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…