By attempting to link gun violence to abortion, North Dakota’s GOP appears desperate enough to say anything to advance their agenda, even if it’s a lie.
North Dakotas anti-women measures continue to be struck down in courts. Why do they continue passing them?
And if that’s not enough, Republicans in North Dakota are also trying to shut down the state’s sole remaining abortion clinic.
by Leslie Salzillo •
Free access to birth control means fewer unintended pregnancies. Fewer unintended pregnancies means fewer abortions. And aren’t fewer abortions what we all want? Apparently, not.
States’ attempts to restrict or ban abortion before week 23 or 24 inflict pain and stress, strip women of their rights, and cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
… and these are IN ADDITION to the personhood ballot measure that states life begins at conception, and which passed last week.
North Dakota Republicans have been pushing multiple anti-abortion measures this year, the most dangerous of which is a personhood measure that would ban abortion entirely.
Are you a ten year old girl raped and impregnated? Congratulations, mommy-to-be! The GOP cares more about the fertilized egg than they do about you.
by Justin Acuff •
It’s fairly typical of anti-choice legislators and activists to also be against sex education.
A showdown between anti-abortion religious fanatics and the Constitution is on the horizon in the North Dakota House.
SB 2303 serves as a ‘personhood’ bill that declares that a fertilized egg is a human being, and would shut down the only women’s health clinic in their state.
by Elisabeth Parker •
Catch up on the week’s news, with a focus on seven priorities stated in Obama’s State of the Union speech … plus Hillary Clinton, Pope Benedict XVI, and the cruise vacation from hell (February 9th-16th)
Conservatives in North Dakota have successfully killed a bill that would have protected gays and lesbians from discrimination, LGBTQ Nation reports.
by Kimberley Johnson •
If men were the ones to carry the fetus to term, these neanderthal laws would not be on the table.
by Emine Dilek •
This year, for the first time in history of the United Nations, the UN has decided to open an investigation on the US Government’s former and current treatment of Native Americans.
by Korie Beth Brown •
What we saw from the couch cockpit as the night rolled on was not an upswing towards an election, but a downswing for the future of the GOP. Romney may have won these battles, but Santorum ultimately may cost him — and the entire party — the war.