North Dakota might not have an abortion ban without the Democratic-NPL


MINOT, N.D. — When a draft of the Supreme Court’s opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked earlier this year, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL was swift to condemn it.

And they were positively hyperbolic about it.

In an emailed statement, the party called it a “vile” and “damning” decision that will “relegate women across the country as second class citizens.”

“This is evil,” party chairman Patrick Hart wrote. “This is unconscionable.”

So it is with a deep sense of irony that I must report that the “trigger bill” passed by North Dakota’s legislature back in 2007, that will make abortion, with a few exceptions, a class C felony in our state, was sponsored by a Democrat, and became law back then only because of support from Democrats.

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