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GOP War On Women Stigmatizes Patients While Closing Clinics

Julie Burkhart of Trust Women Foundation, and Tammi Kromenaker, director of Red River Women’s Clinic in North Dakota, talk with Rachel Maddow about how patients and practitioners are weathering clinic-killing TRAP laws that are the new strategy in the GOP war on women’s health services.

I guess I won’t be driving through North Dakota soon.
here’s why.

I guess I won’t be driving through North Dakota soon.

here’s why.

but yanno. pro-life. or something.

but yanno. pro-life. or something.

North Dakota legislature is being sneaky. First they pass legislation Friday evening to virtually make abortion illegal in the state and now while all eyes are on SCOTUS this bill may be signed into law.
The women of North Dakota are already struggling with ONE clinic in the state and its legislature has moved to close it. 
Tell Jack Dalrymple for Governor to VETO SB 2305 & keep its LAST clinic open! 
Please SIGN and REBLOG to spread the word!
edit: Gov Dalrymple signed all abortion restriction bills into law.
but the fight continues…

North Dakota legislature is being sneaky. First they pass legislation Friday evening to virtually make abortion illegal in the state and now while all eyes are on SCOTUS this bill may be signed into law.

The women of North Dakota are already struggling with ONE clinic in the state and its legislature has moved to close it. 

Tell Jack Dalrymple for Governor to VETO SB 2305 & keep its LAST clinic open! 

Please SIGN and REBLOG to spread the word!

edit: Gov Dalrymple signed all abortion restriction bills into law.

but the fight continues…

Slew of Anti-Choice Bills Headed to North Dakota Governor’s Desk, But Not ‘Personhood’
In summary, this is what they’d do:
ban abortions at around six weeks
close the only abortion clinic in the state
eliminate sex ed for high-risk teens
ban abortion 20 weeks post-fertilization
The good news?
A bill to give legal rights to fertilized eggs failed to pass: 49 to 43.

Slew of Anti-Choice Bills Headed to North Dakota Governor’s Desk, But Not ‘Personhood’

In summary, this is what they’d do:

The good news?

A bill to give legal rights to fertilized eggs failed to pass: 49 to 43.

During a debate between Senator Margaret Sitte & Dr. Kristen Cain about the abortion restriction bills in North Dakota, Sen. Sitte makes a litle slip.

She stumbles and admits that outside interests are behind the unconstitutional abortion bans in the state and are willing to spend MILLIONS OF DOLLARS to make sure that people in North Dakota won’t have the right to an abortion.

Watch when she’s called out on trying to lie her way out of it.

Yo, Arkansas, Imma let you finish, but North Dakota is gunna have the worst abortion restrictions of ALL TIME!*
Move Over, Arkansas, North Dakota Is Ready to Outdo You on Anti-Choice Extremism
*in the US since Roe v. Wade

Yo, Arkansas, Imma let you finish, but North Dakota is gunna have the worst abortion restrictions of ALL TIME!*

Move Over, Arkansas, North Dakota Is Ready to Outdo You on Anti-Choice Extremism

*in the US since Roe v. Wade

Three Lessons on Religious Freedom from North Dakota

Written by Lon Newman for RH Reality Check. This diary is cross-posted; commenters wishing to engage directly with the author should do so at the original post.

June 12th, in North Dakota, voters rejected a constitutional amendment (Measure 3) that, in the name of religious freedom, would in reality have empowered institutional discrimination. The voters affirmed constitutional protections for the free exercise of religious belief and against the establishment of state-protected discrimination by religious institutions and religious affiliates.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) supported Measure Three and there are three strong reasons voters rejected it. 

With the rejection of the “Personhood Amendment” in Mississippi and the rejection of Measure 3 in North Dakota, we see proof that Americans have a profound respect for religious freedom as the founders intended it.

Read the rest here.