CALL TO ACTION: ABORTION CRIMINALIZATION BILL
Posted 1/29/21 (Fri)
Act Now: Urge a NO Vote on Abortion Criminalization Bill (HB 1313)
One of the most extreme abortion bans in the nation is being voted on at the North Dakota legislature. HB 1313 would criminalize all abortions at any stage of pregnancy and implicate anyone involved: the pregnant person, the health care provider, and anyone who assists in even indirectly.
North Dakota Women's Network is working alongside partners to defeat this bill and we need YOUR help. NDWN submitted testimony in opposition to this extreme attack on reproductive healthcare. Key points we shared:
HB 1313 is unconstitutional and if passed would be subject to lengthy, expensive litigation, diverting state resources needed elsewhere.
HB 1313 endangers women’s health and lives by interfering with a doctor’s ability to provide care including treatment for miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, and other pregnancy complications.
HB 1313 is vague and implies anyone, from an Uber driver, a clinic receptionist or a family member giving gas money, could be arrested and charged with a Class C felony.